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Grand Duke (Trainer class)

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Grand Duke
グランデューク Grand Duke
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Other names
Introduced in Generation VI
Appears in X and Y
Gender Male only
Female Counterpart Grand Duchess
Notable members Grant (in anime)
Anime debut [[]]
TCG debut [[ (TCG)|]]
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Manga debut {{{manga}}}

A Grand Duke (Japanese: グランデューク Grand Duke) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that debuted in Generation VI. This Trainer class is a title of nobility, granted in the Battle Chateau, and Trainers with this class only appear there. Grand Duke is the highest rank of nobility for males, ranking above Duke. They are the male counterparts of the Grand Duchess class.

The male player character may earn the title of Grand Duke by defeating most of the Trainers in the Battle Chateau. In game, no non-player character possesses this Trainer class.

In the anime

Grant being promoted to Grand Duke in the anime

In Breaking Titles at the Chateau!, Grant defeated Viola in a battle at the Battle Chateau, earning himself the title of Grand Duke as his reward.

In the anime, Grand Dukes are shown wearing purple capes as a distinction to the other titles

In other languages

Language Title
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Groot Hertog
Finland Flag.png Finnish Suurherttua
France Flag.png French Grande-Duc
Germany Flag.png German Großherzog
Italy Flag.png Italian Granduca
South Korea Flag.png Korean 그랜드 듀크 Grand Duke
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gran Duque



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Suspicious WomanSwimmerTeam FlareTeam Flare AdminTeam Flare BossTeam Flare Grunt
TouristTwinsVeteranWaitressWorkerYoungster
Battle Chateau Ranks:
By Male: BaronViscountEarlMarquisDukeGrand Duke
By Female: BaronessViscountessCountessMarchionessDuchessGrand Duchess
Only in Battle Institute and Battle Maison:
Battle ChatelaineLadyMadameMaidMonsieurRich Boy


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