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Chuck

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Chuck
シジマ Shijima
"His Roaring Fists Do the Talking"
HeartGold SoulSilver Chuck.png
Art from HeartGold and SoulSilver
Gender Male
Eye color Black
Hair color Brown
Hometown Cianwood City
Region Johto
Relatives Wife
Trainer class Gym LeaderGSCHGSS
Pokémon TrainerB2W2
Generation II, IV, V
Games Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, SoulSilver, Black 2, White 2, Stadium 2
Leader of Cianwood Gym
Badge Storm Badge
Specializes in Fighting types
Anime debut Machoke, Machoke Man!
English voice actor Dan Green
Japanese voice actor Nobuaki Kakuda

Chuck (Japanese: シジマ Shijima) is the Gym Leader of Cianwood City's Gym, officially known as the Cianwood Gym. His specialty is Fighting-type Pokémon. Chuck gives out the Storm Badge to Trainers who beat him.

In the games

Chuck appears in Pokémon Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver as the Leader of the Cianwood Gym. A Fighting-type Trainer, he is known to spar with his Pokémon to train both them and himself. His in-game title is "His Roaring Fists Do the Talking". Chuck is married, but spends little time with his wife. She isn't too fond of this, and spends her time standing outside the Gym, perhaps waiting in hope that he will come home.

Chuck's Gym is very different between the two generations it has appeared. In Generation II, once challengers have made their way through his Gym, Chuck will attempt to intimidate them before battle by telling how his Pokémon "will crush stones and shatter bones." He then lifts and tosses a boulder prior to accepting the challenge. In Generation IV, Chuck awaits his challengers underneath a large waterfall. He will not notice the player approach him until the water under which he has been meditating stops flowing.

Chuck enjoys a good battle, but after losing he vows to train 24 hours a day. After he is defeated, his wife will give the player HM02 (Fly), which the successful Trainer will now be able to use outside of battle. She also comments that she is grateful that her husband would be doing more training, since he was getting "a little chubby". In addition to the Storm Badge, Chuck gives out TM01 (DynamicPunch) in Generation II (Focus Punch in Generation IV).

Chuck can be found in his Gym most of the time, but on Sundays the player can have their picture taken with him in the northwestern corner of 47 (just south of where the White Flute is found). Because of his punishing training schedule, his phone number can be obtained not from him, but from his wife. If the player calls him on a Wednesday night, Chuck will travel to Saffron City to battle with an enhanced team in the Fighting Dojo.

Chuck also appears in Pokémon Stadium 2's Johto Gym Leader Castle. This is the only time he can be fought using Pokémon not of the Fighting-type; his second six-Pokémon team in this game is actually composed of only two Fighting-type Pokémon. However, all his Pokémon in both round know DynamicPunch, a Fighting-type move. Notably, it is the TM he gives out in the Generation II games.

Pokémon

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal



Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Gym battle


Rematch


Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon World Tournament

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

Johto Leaders Tournament


Type Expert/World Leaders Tournament


Pokémon Stadium 2

Round 1


Round 2


Quotes

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

  • Before battle
"Wahahah! So you've come this far! Let me tell you, I'm tough! My Pokémon will crush stones and shatter bones! Watch this! Urggh! Oooarrgh! (throws away the boulder besides himself) There! Scared now, are you? What? It has nothing to do with Pokémon? That's true! Come on. We shall do battle!"
  • When defeated
"Wha? Huh? I lost? How about that! You're worthy of Storm Badge!"
  • After battle
"Wahahah! I enjoyed battling you! But a loss is a loss! From now on, I'm going to train 24 hours a day!"

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Cianwood Gym
  • Before battle
"Ooomph! The pounding waterfall right onto my head... Arrgh! Why did you stop the waterfall from pouring on me! You just spoiled my training! I have to warn you that I am a strong Trainer training every day under this waterfall! What? This has nothing to do with Pokémon? ... That's true! ... ... Come on. We shall do battle!"
  • After sending out last Pokémon
"We haven't lost yet!"
  • During battle
"No... Not...yet..."
  • When last Pokémon is at critical health
"We...lost..."
  • After being defeated
"Hmm... I lost? How about that! All right. You're worthy of the Storm Badge!"
"The Storm Badge lets your Pokémon Fly to any city or town you've already been to! Here, take this, too!"
"That is Focus Punch. It doesn't land if the foe you're attacking hits you first, but it's very powerful if it manages to hit!"
Wahahah! I enjoyed battling you! But a loss is a loss! From now on, I'm going to train 24 hours a day!"
Fighting Dojo
  • Before battle
"There you are! Taste my 24-hour training!"
  • After being defeated
"Wahaha! A battle with you is never boring!"
Pokégear Phone
For registering his number, see Chuck's wife
  • Calling the player:
"Yo! Chuck here! What's up? You know, I'm just going to say this once, but I... I really like sweets. They're the best. After training every day, the thing that I absolutely look forward to more than anything is sneaking behind my wife's back to eat something sweet. Fortunately, I haven't been packing on too many pounds... Oh! Don't tell my wife! Please!"
"Yo! Chuck here! What's up? You know, I spend a lot of time training under a pounding waterfall every day. I guess that's why I’ve been disagreeing with my wife a lot lately. I was thinking of taking her on a trip as an apology, but I can't think of any good places to go. ...That's it! I should take her to Tohjo Falls! What do you think?"
"Lately my Gym's waterfall device has been malfunction... Aaaaahh! Boomwhooshoowhooshoowhooshoowhooshoowhooshoowhooshoowhooshoowhooshoowhoosh...! ...Haa haaa haaaa. Sorry. While I was on the phone with you, the device broke and I just got doused with water. I'll call you back once things have calmed down a bit here!"
  • Calling him:
"Hello?! Oh, hey, sorry for shouting! I’m doing great! You know there're some stronger Gym Leaders around. Don't lose heart! Keep going!"
"Hello?! Oh, hey, sorry for shouting! I’m doing great! Let’s see... I’m free most Wednesday nights. Give me a call then, OK?"
  • On Wednesday nights:
"Hello?! Oh, hey, sorry for shouting! I’m doing great! Oh hey! I just finished training. Do you want to battle again?"
No: "Noooooo! That's terrible!"
Yes:"All right! I'll be waiting over at the Fighting Dojo in Saffron City!"
"Hello?! Oh, hey, sorry for shouting! I’m doing great! I’ll be waiting at the Fighting Dojo in Saffron City. Look forward to it!"
Cliff Edge Gate
"Hey, <player>! Good to see you again! But I never expected to see you around here. Could it be… that you are on the way to the Embedded Tower? The Embedded Tower is a huge tower piercing the sky. It is said to have something to do with the mythical Pokémon that stretched the seas and that Pokémon that widened the lands. But the tower no longer is standing."
"The way to the Embedded Tower is harder than you can imagine. You need Rock Climb as well as Surf."
"I see! So you’ve defeated all the Gym Leaders in Kanto as well! Then there’s nothing to worry about. Believe in yourself and walk your path. Yahaha!"

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon World Tournament
  • Before battle (first round)
"I have to warn you that I am a strong Trainer!"
  • Before battle (second round)
"It's a bit sudden, but we shall do battle!"
  • Before battle (final round)
"I have to warn you that I am a strong Trainer! I spend a lot of time training under a pounding waterfall every day. What? It has nothing to do with Pokémon? ... That's true! ... Come on. We shall do battle!"
  • When defeated
"No... Not...yet..."
  • If the player is defeated
"See? My Pokémon were as strong as I said!"
  • After being defeated
"Hmm... I lost? How about that!"
  • After winning
"Wahahah! I enjoyed battling you! But a loss is a loss! From now on, I'm going to train 24 hours a day!"
  • In the lobby, after the tournament
"Hmmm! I enjoyed battling you. The Trainer who wins the tournament has got something special!"

Artwork

Gold Silver Chuck.png
Headshot from
Generation II

Sprites

Spr GS Chuck.png Spr HGSS Chuck.png Spr B2W2 Chuck.png VSChuck.png
Sprite from
Generation II
Sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
VS sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Chuck II OD.png Chuck IV OD.png Chuck OD.png S2 Leader Chuck.png
Overworld sprite from
Generation II
Overworld sprite from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Overworld sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Portrait from
Stadium 2

In the anime

Chuck in the anime

Chuck made his only anime appearance in Machoke, Machoke Man!. Ash and his friends met a man roughhousing with a Machoke. After following him, Ash discovered that the man was Chuck, Gym Leader of the Cianwood Gym. Even though he is the Fighting master, he gets tired easily as he is a little fat. His wife continually makes fun of him because of this. He is positive-minded and emotional and has a tendency to break out into tears if happy. His battle technique is to battle with his Pokémon to improve their concentration.

Later, Chuck and Ash had their battle for a Storm Badge. Ash used Pikachu who got defeated by Chuck's Poliwrath. Ash then used Bayleef who defeated both Poliwrath and Machoke.

It was later revealed that Brawly, the Dewford Town Gym Leader, used to be one of the many students of Chuck.

Pokémon


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This listing is of Chuck's known Pokémon in the anime:

Chuck's Machoke
Machoke
Machoke is Chuck's main Pokémon in the anime.

Machoke made its appearance in Machoke, Machoke Man!. Chuck and Machoke have a close bond of friendship with one another. This can be seen when both of them cry and hug each other when they are happy. They fight with each other often to improve their concentration in battles; they use this technique even before important matches.

Chuck used Machoke against Ash's Bayleef in a Gym battle. With a powerful Submission attack, Machoke almost defeated Bayleef, but with Ash's support, Bayleef won the match.

Machoke's known moves are Karate Chop, Submission, and Cross Chop.

Debut Machoke, Machoke Man!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Eric Stuart
Chuck's Poliwrath
Poliwrath
Chuck's Poliwrath was used as the first Pokémon against Ash in the Gym battle.

Poliwrath dodged Pikachu's Thunderbolt attack three times until it was hit by the fourth one. It then managed to hold off Pikachu's Quick Attack, focusing its energy and then using DoubleSlap, knocking Pikachu out.

Ash then chose Bayleef, and Chuck issued Poliwrath to use Water Gun, which Bayleef dodged. Ash then ordered Bayleef to use Razor Leaf and Vine Whip, which slammed Poliwrath to the ground. Chuck ordered Poliwrath to focus its energy, and while Poliwrath was wobbling, trying to stand up straight, Bayleef used Body Slam to defeat Poliwrath.

Poliwrath's known moves are Double Slap and Water Gun.

Debut Machoke, Machoke Man!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Eric Stuart


Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 角田信朗 Nobuaki Kakuda
English Dan Green
Polish Jan Kulczycki
Brazilian Portuguese Raul Schlosser
Spanish Latin America Luis Alfonso Padilla
Spain Iñaki Crespo

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Chuck and his Hitmontop (left) with Whitney and her Miltank (bottom)

Chuck taught Blue martial arts and how to train Pokémon when the boy was very young.

Chuck in the HGSS chapter

He initially was training for a battle with Walker in his first appearance in Scrappy Skarmory, but found that he was too late. He then noticed something amiss when he found his sandbags and Walker's jacket slashed, but then he met Suicune. With help from Walker, he figured out that it was the cause of the jacket and sandbags and attempted to catch it with Walker, but to no avail.

Three volumes later, as fate would have it, Chuck would find himself facing the very disciple he himself raised in the opening ceremony of the Indigo League, and after a tough fight, his Hitmontop fell to Blue's Rhydon. Impressed with his student's progress, especially using a newly captured Pokémon he had to raise anew, Chuck acknowledged Blue as a Gym Leader worthy of his title.

Afterwards, when members of Team Rocket under the Masked Man's command come to ambush the unsuspecting lambs of the Pokémon League, Chuck, alongside other members of the 16 Gym Leaders, fought in the Magnet Train to stop the Rockets' advances, not knowing it was a diversion.

Later, in the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter, Chuck, along with Falkner and Bugsy, are asked by Morty to guard his Gym from suspicious people that have been constantly asking him to use his clairvoyance. When Silver arrives to meet with Morty, the three Gym Leaders try to stop him from entering. Although Silver beats Bugsy and Falkner easily, Chuck's Hitmontop beats Silver's Weavile easily, forcing Silver to use his Rhyperior against it.

The clash between the two Pokémon leads to the Rhyperior to be revealed as Blue's Rhydon, evolved. After learning that Blue is friends with Silver, Chuck decides to trust him and lets Silver pass. Later, as Silver meets with Morty, Chuck and the others are shocked to see the Alpha Pokémon, Arceus, standing before them. With its amazing power, Arceus destroys the Ecruteak Gym, blowing Chuck and the others away in the process.

Pokémon

This listing is of Chuck's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

Chuck's Poliwrath
Poliwrath
Poliwrath was used to battle Suicune. It was able to hold its own against the legendary beast and succeeded in pinning it down, but even with the help of Walker's Skarmory, failed to capture it.

Poliwrath's known moves are Dynamic Punch, Strength, and Detect.

Debut Scrappy Skarmory
Chuck's Primeape
Primeape
Primeape was used to battle Suicune alongside Poliwrath after Chuck sensed a disturbance going on.

Primeape's only known move is Dynamic Punch, and his Ability is Anger Point.

Debut Scrappy Skarmory
Chuck's Hitmonlee
Hitmonlee
Hitmonlee was used to battle Blue's Rhydon. Although he had some good combinations, he was no match for it and was soon called back in after landing some damage.

Hitmonlee's known moves are Mind Reader and Reversal.

Debut Entranced by Entei
Chuck's Machamp
Machamp
Machamp was used against Blue's Rhydon. Although it had some smart strategies, it could not defeat Rhydon and was soon switched out for Hitmontop.

Machamp's only known move is Vital Throw.

Debut Entranced by Entei
Chuck's Hitmontop
Hitmontop
Hitmontop battled Blue's Rhydon in the Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter. He lost to his Rhydon after it used a Horn Drill opposite to the direction of Hitmontop's own spin. Later, he fought against Silver's Weavile in the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter and won. When he fought against Silver's Rhyperior, the battle reminded Hitmontop of his previous battle against it as a Rhydon.

Hitmontop's known moves are Rapid Spin and Triple Kick, and his Ability is Technician.

Debut Heckled by Hitmontop
At Cianwood Gym
Chuck's Tyrogue
Tyrogue
These Tyrogue were seen helping Chuck's wife make dinner.
Debut Scrappy Skarmory

In the Pokémon Gold and Silver: The Golden Boys manga

Chuck in Golden Boys

In the Golden Boys manga, Chuck trained Gold, and eventually he injured himself, forcing Gold to serve as the interim Cianwood City Gym Leader. Out of gratitude, Chuck gave Gold the Secret Medicine.

Pokémon

Chuck's Poliwrath
Poliwrath
While Gold was heading to Cianwood City to get the Secret Medicine for Jasmine's Ampharos, he encounters Chuck training with Poliwrath. The training with Poliwrath was postponed as Chuck injured himself.

None of Poliwrath's moves are known.

Debut The Secret Of The Fighting Type Pokémon
Chuck's Primeape
Primeape
Primeape is another Pokémon Chuck owns.

None of Primeape's moves are known.

Debut The Secret Of The Fighting Type Pokémon

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Chuck in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Chuck appears in Defeat Chuck Style Martial Arts!! where he is considered a karate master. After Red saw his strength with lifting cars, he has a Gym battle with Chuck.

Pokémon

Chuck's Primeape
Primeape
Primeape is Chuck's only known Pokémon. It is also his training partner and is a master of martial arts.

None of Primeape's moves are known.

Debut Defeat Chuck Style Martial Arts!!

In the TCG

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

Chuck's Pokémon
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in the current Standard format.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Chuck's Primeape Fighting       Pokémon VS Common 033/141
Chuck's Poliwrath Fighting       Pokémon VS Common 034/141
Chuck's Rhydon Fighting       Pokémon VS Common 035/141
Chuck's Tauros Colorless       Pokémon VS Common 036/141
Chuck's Granbull Colorless       Pokémon VS Common 037/141
Chuck's Donphan Fighting Tyranitar Half Deck     Pokémon VS Common 038/141
Other related cards
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Chuck's TM 01 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 113/141
Chuck's TM 02 T [TM]       Pokémon VS Uncommon 114/141
 

Trivia

  • His Japanese Leader title is 唸る拳で語る男.
  • Chuck appears as an opponent in Pokémon Puzzle Challenge. He uses a Primeape to battle.
  • In Generation II, both Chuck and Pryce's weakest Pokémon are at the same level, level 27.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese シジマ Shijima ハオルチア・シジマ (Haoruchia-Shijima), Haworthia. Shijima can also mean "silence" (黙) or "four islands" (四島).
English, French Chuck To throw, or possibly from nanchaku. Possibly a reference to martial artist Chuck Norris.
German Hartwig From Hart, hard.
Italian Furio From furioso, furious.
Spanish Aníbal From Hannibal.
Korean 사도 Sado From 四島 Shijima, an alternate way of writing the name. It's also similar to 싸우다 (Ssauda), fight.
Chinese (Mandarin) 阿四 Ā Sì 四 (four) is from 四島 Shijima, an alternate way of writing the name.



Gym Leaders of the Johto region
Violet Gym Zephyr Badge
Falkner OD.png
Falkner
Azalea Gym Hive Badge
Bugsy OD.png
Bugsy
Goldenrod Gym Plain Badge
Whitney OD.png
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Ecruteak Gym Fog Badge
Morty OD.png
Morty
Cianwood Gym Storm Badge
Chuck OD.png
Chuck
Olivine Gym Mineral Badge
Jasmine OD.png
Jasmine
Mahogany Gym Glacier Badge
Pryce OD.png
Pryce
Blackthorn Gym Rising Badge
Clair OD.png
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