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Gurkinn (Japanese: コンコンブル Concombre) is a old man introduced in Pokémon X and Y. He is the grandfather of Korrina and the descendent of the first trainer to evolve a Pokémon through Mega Evolution (being a Lucario).
In the games
Gurkinn appears in Pokémon X and Y as the Mega Evolution guru, the grandfather of Korrina and an acquaintance of Professor Sycamore. He first appears in the Tower of Mastery where he explains Mega Evolution to the player and gives them the Mega Ring.
- "Oh? You must be <player>, then. Sycamore told me you would be coming. I'm called the Mega Evolution guru. I guess you could say I'm an acquaintance of his. Oh, but Mega Evolution guru isn't my real name, of course. Now, come here for a moment, will you?"
- "Hm? Only one of you? I thought he gave five kids a Pokédex. Isn't there anyone else with you?"
- "People call me the Mega Evolution guru!"
- "Please to meet yo, Sycamore's pupils! But there are still only three of you, huh?"
- "What's this, now? Were you the one who found that Intriguing Stone?"
- "Well, who found it doesn't really matter. What's important is that you were honest. If you tell lies, the truth is clouded and eventually lost... And while we're being honest, that Intriguing Stone is just an ordinary rock."
- Hm? Sure a lot of hubbub out there. Does that mean everyone has arrived?"
- "Hmm! Looks like everyone is finally here."
- "This is my granddaughter Korrina. She's Shalour City's Gym Leader. So, Sycamore's pupils. Now that you're all here... I suppose I should explain Mega Evolution to you. I assume you all know about Pokémon Evolution?"
- "Indeed! Mega Evolution is a transformation of Pokémon that were thought to be unable to evolve any further! It's a whole new level of power!"
- "There's a reason why I used the word "transformation" a moment ago. Mega Evolution differs from Evolution because it ends after a certain amount of time. In other words, it's a temporary Evolution."
- "To make Mega Evolution work, you need two items: a Mega Stone for the Pokémon and the Mega Ring, which has a mysterious stone set in it, for the Trainer. Since Professor Sycamore entrusted each one of you with a Pokédex, I would like to give these items to all of you... I'd like to share them with you, but..."
- "Sorry, but presently, I have only one Mega Ring... It's a very previous item. That's why my research isn't getting anywhere... So, I want all of you to decide among yourselves which one of you will be the one who challenges the Mega Evolution successor."
- "Well then, <player>! First, you should challenge Korrina, the Gym Leader. "
- "You don't really need to go to all the trouble of comparing--every living creature is unique. But still, having someone to compete against and aim for greater heights with is a very fine thing. "
- Tower of Mastery - second visit
- "Oh! Korrina, I mean the Mega Evolution successor, is waiting for you at the top of the tower!"
||From concombre, French for cucumber. His granddaughter's name (Corni) is from cornichon (French for gherkin)
||Similar to Cornélia (Korrina)
||From his Japanese name
||From cetriolo, cucumber
||Similar to Corelia (Korrina)
||From his Japanese name