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Cress

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If you were looking for the Pokémon whose name is sometimes abbreviated as "Cress" in competitive play, see Cresselia (Pokémon).
Cress
コーン Corn
"Triple Trouble!"
Black White Cress.png
Artwork from Black and White
Gender Male
Eye color Blue
Hair color Blue
Hometown Striaton City
Region Unova
Relatives Cilan, Chili (brothers)
Trainer class Gym LeaderBW
Pokémon TrainerB2W2
Generation V
Games Black and White
Black 2 and White 2
Leader of Striaton Gym
Badge Trio Badge
Specializes in Water types
Anime debut Triple Leaders, Team Threats!
English voice actor Tom Wayland
Japanese voice actor Makoto Ishii

Cress (Japanese: コーン Corn) is one of the three Gym Leaders of Striaton City's Gym, known officially as the Striaton Gym. He specializes in Water-type Pokémon. He gives the Trio Badge to Trainers that chose Tepig as their starter Pokémon if they defeat him.

In the games

Cress appears in Pokémon Black and White as one of the Gym Leaders of Striaton City's Gym, alongside Cilan and Chili. This Gym is the first to be challenged by the player. Cress battles the player if Tepig is the chosen starter Pokémon. Trainers who defeat him will receive the Trio Badge, along with TM83 (Work Up).

During the two years between Pokémon Black and White and Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, Cress, along with his brothers, retired from being Gym Leaders to train.

Pokémon

Pokémon Black and White



Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Tag Battle

Cress can either be partnered with the player, or be one of his or her opponents.



Pokémon World Tournament

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

Unova Leaders Tournament


Type Expert/World Leaders Tournament


Quotes

Pokémon Black and White

Striaton Gym

  • Entering the Gym
Cilan: "Welcome to the Striaton City Pokémon Gym."
Chili: "I'm Chili! I light things up with Fire-type Pokémon!"
Cress: "I'm a Water-type specialist, and my name is Cress. Pleased to make your acquaintance."
Cilan: "And my name is Cilan. I like Grass-type Pokémon."
Cilan: "Um, you see... As for why the three of us, um, are all here is, well, er..."
Chili: "Oh, enough! Listen up! The three of us will decide whom you'll battle! It'll be based on the type of the first Pokémon you chose!"
Cress: "That is indeed the case. And the partner you first chose was <type> type, it seems."
"How exceedingly lucky for you that you do not have to face me."
"That is correct! It shall be I and my esteemed Water types that you must face in battle!"
  • Before battle
"What incredible luck for you--you get to battle the best among the three of us."
  • During battle (the first non-KO HP loss)
"I see... That might be a good attack."
  • After sending out last Pokémon
"I'll put all my hopes on my last Pokémon!"
  • Being defeated
"Lose? Me? I don't believe this."
  • After being defeated
"Why, you're quite remarkable. It's the Pokémon League's rule, so--please take this Badge."
  • After the battle (regardless of starter Pokémon)
"If there were 17 siblings in the Striaton City Gym... There could be a specialist for each type of Pokémon."
  • Post-game
"...We heard about the incident with N's Castle. If we had received the message in time, the three of us could have helped."

Badge Case

The fundamentals of Pokémon battling are type matchups! They're important!

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Memory Link - A Triple Team

  • Striaton Restaurant - Present
(to player) "I hope today is a special day for you."
(After speaking to the other brothers) "A day that's important to me, Cress..."
  • Striaton Trainers' School - Flashback
"I guess you're right."
"You're overthinking it, but I can't say the possibility is zero."
"Based on your appearance, you must be the Shadow Triad. But why are you here?"
"We have to admit it. The three Leaders of Striaton City make one full-fledged Trainer."
"Of course, I, Cress, was thinking about that, too."
"OK. So as for the replacement Gym Leader..."
  • End of flashback (if initiated by Cress)
"Part of my past I want to forget... No, I mustn't forget it."

Pokémon World Tournament

  • Before battle (first round)
"That is correct! It is I, Cress, Water-type enthusiast, whom you must face in battle!"
  • Before battle (second round)
"What incredible luck for you--you get to battle the best among the three of us."
  • Before battle (final round)
"Just as water flowing from high places to low places is natural, so is my victory."
  • Being defeated
"Lose? Me? I don't believe this."
  • If the player is defeated
"This is the appropriate result when I'm your opponent."
  • After being defeated
"How amazing! Even if there were a lot of reasons, you managed to defeat someone as impressive as me!"
  • After winning
"How amazing! Even if there were a lot of reasons, you managed to take on someone as impressive as me!"
  • In the lobby, after the tournament
"The pairings for the tournament partly contributed to your victory. Please keep training. I plan on retraining myself with the aim of defeating you after you've become even stronger."

Striaton City - Striaton Restaurant

  • Asking to team up
(first visit)"I'm a Water-type specialist, and my name is Cress. Pleased to make your acquaintance. You there. Would you be so kind as to be my partner in a battle with my siblings?"
(subsequent visits)"What do you think? Will you partner up with me and compete with my siblings?"
No: "Oh, what's this? I'm amazed you turned me, Cress, down."
Yes: "That's wonderful. With me, Cress, as your partner, victory is assured."
  • Before battle
"That is correct! It shall be I and my esteemed Water types that you must face in battle! Let's us begin, then! In garde, user of Grass-type Pokémon -- Cilan -- and of Fire-type Pokémon -- Chili!"

National Gymquirer

Jingle: "Woo hoo! All right! It's 'The National Gymquirer'!"
Page: "That's right! We collect the hottest gossip about Gym Leaders seen around town! Here is today's letter. From someone going by the name Cafélover! Thank yooou! 'Recently, I saw Striaton Gym's three Gym Leaders, and they were all out of order! Like, Chili was Cilan, and Cilan was Cress!' Hmmm. Well, I'm not saying you're crazy, but...are you sure they weren't just standing in front of a mirror? 'The National Gymquirer'! We eagerly await your letters!"

Sprites

Spr BW Cress.png Spr B2W2 Cress.png Cress OD.png B2W2 Cress Back.png VSCress.png
Sprite from
Black and White
Sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Overworld sprite from
Generation V
Back sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
VS sprite from
Black and White

In the anime

Cress in the anime

Cress makes his debut in Triple Leaders, Team Threats! alongside his brothers, and fellow Gym Leaders Cilan and Chili. Along with Chili, he first makes his appearance when Cilan brings Ash to the Gym where he then proceeds to take his drink order. Ash declines saying he wants to battle the Gym Leader, and as he gets up to leave Cress and his brothers introduce themselves as the leaders. They then lead Ash to the battleground where they introduced their individual Pokémon.

He was the second to battle Ash, where he proceeded to defeat Pikachu, despite his Panpour's type disadvantage. He appears again at the beginning of Dreams by the Yard Full! where he and his brothers present the Trio Badge to Ash. Later he and Chili say goodbye to Cilan, who had decided to travel with Ash and Iris.

He appeared in a flashback in A Connoisseur's Revenge! where he and Chili inform Burgundy that Cilan had gone on a journey and could not battle her again.

Cress reappeared in A Call for Brotherly Love! where he informed Cilan over the phone of the reason why Chili was not at the Gym. Contrary to what Chili had said, he had not left in order to study but had run away. Chili had asked him the night he ran away why he kept losing. Cress told him that he focused too much on offense while giving little consideration to defense. As he feared, Chili took it as an insult and ran away. Cress was pleased when Cilan told him he would help Chili with his battle style and help get his confidence back and thanked him for it.

Cress appeared in a fantasy along with Chili in A Surface to Air Tag Battle Team! and in a flashback from Curtain Up, Unova League!. He also makes cameo appearances in the ending Let's Join Hands and in the credits of Genesect and the Legend Awakened.

Young Cress with his brothers

Cress reappeared in Survival of the Striaton Gym!. It was revealed that he, as well as Chili, had lost to Morana, and had Cilan not defeated her, would have lost the Striaton Gym. After Cilan's victory, he returned to Striaton City alongside Chili.

He, like his brothers, tends to speak about Pokémon in relation to their element, in this case, water. Unlike his brothers, Cress tends to speak about himself in third-person in the Japanese version. All the brothers tend to use hand positions like rock, paper, and scissors—in Cress's case, he tends to accentuate words with his fingers.

Pokémon

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

Cress's Panpour
Panpour
Panpour was given to Cress at a young age when his brothers were also given their first Pokémon. It first appeared when Cress showed what Pokémon he has and Ash scans it on his Pokédex. It was shown to be an extremely powerful Pokémon, able to defeat Pikachu without suffering any damage despite having a type-disadvantage. It was the second Pokémon to face Ash in his Gym battle, Ash used Pikachu. Panpour's Double Team confused Pikachu, after which Panpour landed a powerful Scratch. Pikachu tried to use Thunderbolt, but Panpour's Water Gun hit Pikachu before he could execute his move. Pikachu then tried a Volt Tackle, but Panpour's Mud Sport stopped Pikachu in his tracks, after which another Water Gun knocked him out.

Panpour reappeared in flashbacks in A Call for Brotherly Love! and Curtain Up, Unova League!.

Prior to Survival of the Striaton Gym!, Panpour battled with Morana and her Glalie. It attempted a Scratch attack, though its opponent dodged and struck with Headbutt. Its Water Gun was then overpowered by Water Pulse, which hit Panpour hard, and it was knocked out by Glaile's Sheer Cold. Later in the episode, Panpour greeted Cilan's Pansage, alongside Chili's Pansear and cheered him on during his battle with Morana's Abomasnow.

Panpour's known moves are Double Team, Scratch, Water Gun and Mud Sport.

Debut Triple Leaders, Team Threats!
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
English Marc Thompson

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 石井真 Makoto Ishii
English Tom Wayland
Mandarin Chinese 詹雅菁 Zhān Yǎjīng
Czech Marek Libert
Danish Thomas Kirk
Jan Tellefsen
Norwegian Scott Maurstad
Polish Łukasz Węgrzynowski (BW005-BW006)
Józef Pawłowski (BW058)
Karol Osentowski (BW140)
Brazilian Portuguese Daniel Figueira
Spanish Latin America Manuel Díaz
Spain Sergio García Marín (BW005-BW103)
Álvaro Ramos Toajas (BW140)

In the manga

In the Pocket Monsters BW manga

In the Pocket Monsters BW manga, Cress appears along with his brothers Cilan and Chili. They are seen in PMBW02, where Red and his Pokémon visit a restaurant owned by the three brothers. Clefairy tries to instigate a fight between the brothers, but fails on many occasions.

Pokémon

This listing is for Cress's Pokémon in the Pocket Monsters BW manga.

Panpour
Panpour is the only known Pokémon of Cress's. It was sent out while he, Cilan and Chili were battling Red's Clefairy. Unfortunately, Clefairy takes the attacks the elemental monkeys were using and makes himself some green tea.

Panpour's only known move is Water Gun.

Debut PMBW02


In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Cress in Pokémon Adventures

Cress, along with brothers Chili and Cilan, are the triplet Gym Leaders of the Striaton Gym. Although they each got their Gym Leader job individually, they were assigned to one Gym. It is later revealed that they were given the shared job to help teach newer Trainers about type advantages. Due to the type they each specialize in, it was the perfect job for them.

Cress and his brothers are first seen in Black's imagination as he sets out on his journey to beat the Pokémon League. Cress later appears in person at the Striaton Gym with his brothers. With the help of his Panpour, Cress serves tea to Black to signal the start of their Gym battle against the challenger. Although only Black challenged the Gym, the brothers allow his friends, Cheren and Bianca, to challenge it as well. After Black, Cheren, and Bianca clear the Gym challenge, they face the Striaton triplets in a battle. Due to the type advantage their Pokémon have over their opponents, Cress and his brothers prove to be powerful Trainers. Despite the clear advantage they had over their opponents, Cress and his brothers are defeated when Black has his Tep use Pansage's fallen leaves to revive his teammates, allowing them to win the battle 3 to 2. Having lost the battle, Cress presents the challengers with the Trio Badge. Sometime later, Cress and his brothers prepare to head out to an unknown location.

The brothers later confront the Shadow Triad near the P2 Laboratory. They reveal that even though they weren't at Nacrene City during the Dark Stone incident, they were assigned to follow their enemies if the other Gym Leaders were defeated. The Shadow Triad prove to be very powerful foes, and even after evolving their Pokémon, Cress and his brothers still weren't strong enough to defeat them. Suddenly, the Gym Leaders are saved by Keldeo, who had been watching the battle with its mentors. Believing that the Striaton Gym Leaders to be the better humans, Keldeo attacks the Shadow Triad. Before it can continue, the Shadow Triad attack Keldeo and trap it. Keldeo's mentors, Cobalion, Virizion, and Terrakion jump down to save it by attacking the Shadow Triad along with Cress, Cilan, and Chili.

He, like his brothers, tends to move his arms in a certain position. In Cress's case, they are kept crossed in front of his chest.

Pokémon

Cress's Panpour

Cress's Simipour
Panpour → Simipour
Simipour is Cress's only known Pokémon that first appeared as a Panpour. Along with being his main Pokémon, Simipour assists Cress and his brothers in the kitchen by pouring water for tea. It, as a Panpour, was used against Black, Cheren, and Bianca in a Gym battle. Despite proving powerful, they are defeated after the time limit ends after Chili's Pansear is defeated, making the challengers' win with 3 to 2.

Later, it was used to battle the Shadow Triad in a Triple Battle. Although the battle was tough, Panpour was given a Water Stone, enabling it to evolve into a Simipour to become stronger. Despite this power up, it was still being defeated before Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion, attacked both groups to rescue the Keldeo the Shadow Triad had captured.

Simipour's known moves are Water Gun and Work Up, and its Ability is Gluttony.

Debut A Nickname for Tepig

Trivia

  • His Japanese Leader title, shared with Cilan and Chili, is トライアル トライアングル.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese コーン Corn From Corn, similar to Dent and Pod. May also refer to tricorn.
English Cress From Garden cress and Watercress. Related to Cilan's and Chili's names.
French Noa From noix, nut.
German Colin From Maiskolben (corncob). Related to his brother's name, Benny (Cilan) and Maik (Chili).
Italian Maisello From mais, corn.
Spanish Maíz
Cress
Direct translation of the Japanese name.
Korean Corn Transliteration of his Japanese name.
Chinese (Mandarin) 寇恩 Kòu'ēn Transliteration of his Japanese name.


Gym Leaders of the Unova region
Striaton Gym Trio Badge
Cilan OD.png Chili OD.png Cress OD.png
Cilan Chili Cress
Nacrene Gym Basic Badge
Lenora OD.png
Lenora
Castelia Gym Insect Badge
Burgh OD.png
Burgh
Nimbasa Gym Bolt Badge
Elesa OD.png
Elesa
Driftveil Gym Quake Badge
Clay OD.png
Clay
Mistralton Gym Jet Badge
Skyla OD.png
Skyla
Icirrus Gym Freeze Badge
Brycen OD.png
Brycen
Opelucid Gym Legend Badge
Drayden OD.png Iris BW OD.png
Drayden Iris
Aspertia Gym Basic Badge
Cheren OD.png
Cheren
Virbank Gym Toxic Badge
Roxie OD.png
Roxie
Humilau Gym Wave Badge
Marlon OD.png
Marlon


Non-player characters in the core series games
Unova Professor JuniperMomCherenBiancaBianca's fatherHughCedric JuniperFennelAmanita
CilanChiliCressLenoraHawesCharlesIrisDraydenAlderBengaCurtisYancyBrycenSabrinaPop Roxie
HilbertHildaNateRosaIngoEmmetCynthiaMorimotoNishinoLookerNColressPokémon Fan Club Chairman
Team PlasmaClydeGym LeadersElite FourPokémon World Tournament participantsName RaterJudge

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplup
IrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenne
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulZoeyNandoKennyConwayBarry
UrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilTiernoShaunaTrevor
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerShellyArchie
TabithaMaxieHunter JSaturnMarsJupiterCyrusCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarret
Lysandre
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor Rowan
Professor CarolinaProfessor JuniperCedric JuniperDr. FennelProfessor Sycamore
Relatives Delia KetchumFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsDaisyVioletLilyNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCress
GraceMeyer
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceMr. SukizoRaoul Contesta
Vivian MeridianScottLilian MeridianMarianRhondaCynthiaAngieLookerLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlder
LukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetMontgomeryJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaAlainMairin
AriaDianthaGurkinn
Gym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsMany temporary characters

RedClefairyPikachuTogepiTyrogueConkeldurr
PM GreenBlueYellowGoldSilver
Professor OakBill
BrockMistyLt. SurgeErikaSabrinaKogaBlaineGiovanniLoreleiBrunoAgathaLance
Professor ElmEarlClefairy RangersKurtDJ MaryChairmanKiyo
FalknerBugsyWhitneyMortyJasmineChuckPryceClairWillKaren
PMRS RubySapphireRedBlue
Professor BirchMr. StoneMr. BrineyMaxieTetsuyaRydelRydel's rival
Dr. TakedaScott
NormanRoxanneBrawlyWattson
PMDP DiaKazuki
Professor RowanMarsLookerCharon
Dai FugōOkane Daisukī
RoarkAaron
PMBW BlackBiancaCheren
Professor JuniperNCedric JuniperGhetsis
CilanChiliCressLenoraBurghElesaClaySkylaShauntalMarshalGrimsleyCaitlinAlder
PMXY ShaunaProfessor Sycamore


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