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Clembot

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Clembot

Clembot (Japanese: シトロイド Citroid) is the current Gym Leader of the Lumiose Gym in the anime, having been built by Clemont to fill in for him when he was busy. Its voice was first heard in Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin! and it made a full appearance in Clemont's Got a Secret!. It hands out the Voltage Badge to challengers who defeat it.

History

Clembot before getting the dent on its forehead

Prior to the start of the XY series, Clemont built Clembot when he found that being a Gym Leader meant he had little time to spend with his beloved inventions and decided to create a replacement who could meet challengers when he was busy. He programmed it to be what he believed was the ideal Gym Leader, believing that his perfect opponent would be someone who had earned four Kalos Gym Badges and that the leader should be someone who is strict in order to allow people to learn.

Clemont intended to enter a voice code to allow him to take control of Clembot if the need arose, but he mistimed the entry of the code. Clemont intended to give it the code "sandwich." However, when Clembot's eyes lit up, indicating it was ready to accept the voice code, Bonnie ran in to inform Clemont of a challenger. As Clemont left, he accidentally tripped over a cord trying to leave the room, causing Clembot to fall and gain a dent in its forehead. He picked Clembot back up and said "You can start today. I'm Clemont, the Gym Leader," which Clembot accepted as the voice code input.

On the battlefield, Clemont activated Clembot to show it off to his younger sister Bonnie. However, Clembot immediately asked Clemont how many Badges he had. As Clemont did not have any and he could not provide the correct voice code, Clembot chased Clemont and Bonnie out of the Gym and sealed the door, exiling them and cutting Clemont off from his Pokémon, which Clembot then took possession of. Many attempts to reenter failed, and the two were forced to give up and abandon the Gym. As a result, Clembot was left in charge and soon gained a very bad reputation as a strict and violent Gym Leader who would electrocute and throw out challengers who either did not meet the four Kalos Gym Badge requirement or lost their Gym match. In Kalos, Where Dreams and Adventures Begin!, Ash and Pikachu fell victim to this when Ash attempted to challenge the Gym. Since Ash had no Kalos Gym Badges, with this being his first attempt to earn a Kalos Gym Badge, they were kicked out, but Clemont and Bonnie came to their rescue.

The Clembot being reprogrammed

Several weeks later, in Clemont's Got a Secret!, after their father exposed Clemont's status as Gym Leader, Clemont and Bonnie finally told Ash and Serena the truth, and they encouraged him to find out what went wrong and reclaim the Gym. Entering through the back door, they found that Clembot had ordered Clemont's Magnemite and Magneton to patrol the halls to throw out intruders; Ash was able to incapacitate these Pokémon with his Froakie. When they reached the battlefield, Clemont confronted the Clembot, then had a flashback and realized that Clembot had accepted his introduction as the voice code; Clemont used this as the code, which then allowed him to engage the Clembot in battle.

Clemont used his Bunnelby against Clembot's choice of Heliolisk. After a hard-fought battle, Clemont's use of creative tactics caused the Clembot to seize up and as a result Heliolisk was knocked out. Clembot then submitted itself to be reprogrammed, and Clemont removed the Badge restriction and Clembot's stern nature, ensuring that it would be kind to challengers and give advice to ones that lost. When Clemont and Bonnie resumed their travels, Clembot remained as the leader of Lumiose Gym and also agreed to help out in Meyer's shop.

Clembot reappeared in A Fork in the Road! A Parting of the Ways!, where it assisted Clemont in training for the Gym battle with Ash. It was unable to understand Ash's battle style when Clemont programmed this into it, causing it to overheat. It next appeared in XY064 where it refereed the battle between Clemont and Shōta.

In XY066, Clembot awaited the arrival of Ash, Bonnie and Serena in Lumiose City together with Clemont. It then refereed the Gym Battle between Ash and Clemont. Right as the battle was about to start however, Officer Jenny entered the Gym and arrested Clembot, much to everyone's shock. It was put in jail and tried to explain to Clemont it hadn't done anything wrong. Officer Jenny explained to Ash and his friends Clembot was responsible for strange incidents happening in Lumiose City, as evidenced by security footage. Clemont refused to believe this, and together with his friends vowed to prove its innocence. Clemont later looked into Clembot's blueprints, and found out they had been hacked into and used to create a similar robot, called the Black Clembot. This Black Clembot was actually responsible for all the incidents happening, and with this newfound evidence they convinced Officer Jenny that Clembot was innocent.

Clembot was released from prison, and with the Black Clembot's next target known, it helped in taking down its doppelgänger. It kicked the Black Clembot aside right as it was about to break into the Lumiose Museum, and then faced off against it in a Pokémon battle to decide which was the best Clembot. Clembot used Heliolisk to battle, while the Black Clembot used its creator Belmondo's Magneton. In the midst of the battle, Clembot was briefly stolen by Team Rocket, before it was freed by Blaziken Mask. As it was worn out, Clemont had Clembot rest and continued the battle himself. Belmondo and the Black Clembot were ultimately defeated by Clemont and put in jail. The next morning, it blushed when it read an article written by Alexa on how it had saved the city.

Clembot reappeared in XY067, refereeing the Gym battle between Ash and Clemont.

Pokémon

Loaned from Clemont

Clemont's Magnemite
Magnemite
Magnemite was left in Clembot's possession when Clemont was exiled from the Gym and was ordered to patrol to the Gym and keep out intruders. After Clemont greeted it upon his return, it was initially happy but then remembered its orders and attacked him with Thunder Shock. It continued attacking until Froakie's Frubbles put a stop to it. Later, Clemont allowed Clembot to use Magnemite in Gym Battles.

Magnemite's only known move is Thunder Shock.

Debut Clemont's Got a Secret!
Clemont's Magneton
Magneton
Main article: Clemont's Magneton

Magneton was left in Clembot's possession when Clemont was exiled from the Gym and was ordered to patrol to the Gym and keep out intruders. Later, Clemont allowed Clembot to use Magneton in Gym Battles.

Debut Clemont's Got a Secret!
Clemont's Heliolisk
Helioptile → Heliolisk
Main article: Clemont's Heliolisk

Heliolisk was left in Clembot's possession when Clemont was exiled from the Gym. Later, Clemont allowed Clembot to use Heliolisk in Gym Battles.

Debut Clemont's Got a Secret!

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 佐藤健輔 Kensuke Satō
English Michael Liscio Jr.
Finnish Henri Piispanen
German Tobias Kern
Italian Simone Lupinacci
Polish Maciej Falana
Spanish Latin America Andrés García
Spain Fernando Cordero (XY001)
Miguel Antelo (XY009)

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese シトロイド Citroid From Citron and android
English Clembot From Clemont and robot
French Lemrobot From Lem and robot
German Citrobot From Citro and robot
Italian, Spanish Lembot From Lem and robot
Korean 시트로이드 Citroid From Citron and android
Chinese (Mandarin) 希特洛伊特 ‎Xītèluòyītè ‎ Transliteration of its Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 希特洛伊特 ‎Hēidahklokyīdahk Mandarin-based transliteration of its Japanese name

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