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Lucas (game)

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Lucas
コウキ Kōki
Platinum Lucas.png
Art from Platinum
Gender Male
Eye color Slate gray
Hair color Slate gray
Hometown Twinleaf Town (as player)
Sandgem Town (as partner)
Region Sinnoh
Relatives Johanna, unnamed father (as player)
Unnamed father, younger sister, grandfather (as partner)
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer, player character
Generation IV
Games Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Anime cameos Giratina and the Sky Warrior
Manga counterpart(s) Diamond, Hareta, Dia

Lucas (Japanese: コウキ Kōki) is the male player character of Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. His female counterpart is Dawn.

In the games

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Lucas lives in Twinleaf Town with his mother and dreams big, so he and his best friend (and soon-to-be rival) have high hopes of catching the legendary Pokémon of their nearby Lake. After meeting Professor Rowan and his assistant Dawn, they are attacked by wild Pokémon and, as a last resort, use the Pokémon in the briefcase the Professor has forgotten. After bringing the Pokémon back Lucas receives the Pokémon he used as well as a Pokédex and goes on to gather the eight Badges of Sinnoh, defeat Team Galactic and conquer the Pokémon League all before taking on the Battle Tower.

He has to stop Team Galactic from trying to use either DialgaD or PalkiaP to destroy the entire universe in order to create a new one.

If the player chooses Dawn, he will become Rowan's assistant for the game. Lucas lives in Sandgem Town with his little sister, grandfather, and father—who works as an assistant of Professor Rowan. He is already the Professor's assistant at the beginning of the game. He also demonstrates to the player how to capture Pokémon by capturing a wild Bidoof.

Pokémon

First battle (capture tutorial)

Turtwig If the player chose Turtwig:



Chimchar If the player chose Chimchar:



Piplup If the player chose Piplup:



Caught in tutorial
Spr 4d 399 m.png
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Simple or Unaware
Held item:
None
Bidoof/ Lv.2
Tackle
Normal Physical
  --  
   
  --  
   
  --  
   
Second battle (as partner)

Turtwig If the player chose Turtwig:



Chimchar If the player chose Chimchar:



Piplup If the player chose Piplup:



Third battle (as partner)

Turtwig If the player chose Turtwig:



Chimchar If the player chose Chimchar:



Piplup If the player chose Piplup:



Quotes

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Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Lake Verity
"Professor, there's nothing out of the ordinary on the other side, either!"
"Professor, you've been gone for four years now. How are you enjoying being back in Sinnoh?"
"Sorry, folks."
  • After battle
"Whew! You found the briefcase? The professor would've gone through the roof if he knew I forgot it here. Hunh? Whaaaat?! Did you guys... Did you use these Pokémon?! Oh man... How am I gonna explain this to the professor? ...This briefcase is the professor's, so I'll take it, OK?"
Route 201
"Uh... Yeah, of course! Professor, wait for me! You should visit us at our lab later, I think. We'll be seeing you!"
"Hi! I've been waiting for you! Please, come with me. The prof's waiting to see you. See? This is our Pokémon Research Lab. We'll just go ahead and..."
"What was that?! Your friend always seems to be in such a rush. Anyway... Let's go in."
  • In Professor Rowan's lab
"Boy, am I glad you're kind toward Pokémon. If you weren't, well... I don't even want to think about it."
"I've got the same kind of Pokémon as you."
"The professor asked me to help, so I'm going to go out and fill the Pokédex pages, too. That makes us comrades working toward the same goal. I'll teach you stuff later, OK?"
  • Before town tutorial
"Hey, <player>! I want to show you a few things. So, follow me!"
  • After town tutorial
"Oh, yeah, right! <player>, you should let your family know you're helping Prof. Rowan put together his Pokédex. Sometimes, you have to go far away, so you should let someone know. Oh, but first, go heal up your Pokémon at the Poké Center. You'll be safe then. OK, be seeing you!"
Route 202
"<player>, do you know how to catch a Pokémon? I'll demonstrate how to catch one, so just watch, OK?"
  • During catching tutorial
"All right! I got its HP down! Time to throw a Poké Ball!"
  • After tutorial
"And that's how it's done. Actually, I should have lowered the target's HP some more. Yup, the important thing is to lower the Pokémon's HP as much as possible. See, a healthy Pokémon isn't easy to catch. Oh yeah, they also get easier to catch if you make one of your Pokémon put them to sleep or such. Here, <player>, I'll give you five Poké Balls to get you started. (...)"
Veilstone City
"Hey! <player>, are you going to take on the Gym Leader?"
"Wow, you just keep getting tougher and tougher."
"Me? Well, I took a look in the Game Corner and..."
"I mean, yeah, of course I've been working on my Pokédex, but..."
"Anyways, keep it up! I'll see you around!"
"Hey! <player>! Listen, I need your help…"
"I dropped my Pokédex by accident, and Team Galactic found it."
"Now they won’t give it back. Please, I need you to help me."
"I’ll be waiting in front of the warehouses. Please come!"
"Hey! <player>! Listen, I need your help…."
"I dropped my Pokédex by accident, and Team Galactic found it."
"Now they won’t give it back. Please, I need you to help me."
"Will you team up with me to take them on?"
Yes: "You and your Pokémon together with me and my Pokémon..."
"Our dream team's not going to lose. Not with the way we work together!"
"I'm not letting those criminals get away with this!"
No: "I'll be waiting! Get ready and come quick!"
  • After the battle with the Grunts
"What's going on here?"
"Why is Team Galactic out in the streets like they own the place?"
"<Player>, thanks, honestly."
"If Professor Rowan ever hears that I lost my Pokédex..."
"Oh, man, that's something I do not want to think about!"
"So, <player>, what are your plans now?"
"I'm going off to Pastoria City."
"The Great Marsh there has all kinds of Pokémon."

Pokémon Platinum

In the events of Platinum, Lucas and Barry instead go to visit Professor Rowan at his lab rather than go to the lake in search of a Pokémon of the same rarity as a red Gyarados. They receive their Pokémon on Route 201 when Professor Rowan realizes that they are so dedicated to Pokémon as to attempt to travel from Twinleaf Town to Sandgem Town through the tall grass without any Pokémon of their own.

In the events of Platinum, Team Galactic attempts to use both Dialga and Palkia, but they are stopped by Giratina. Finally, Lucas has to go to the Distortion World and face Giratina, in order to stop both worlds from destroying each other.

He will again be Rowan's assistant if the player chooses Dawn.

Years later, his exploits are referenced by Cynthia, who remembers a young Trainer who defeated her.

Pokémon

First battle (capture tutorial)

Turtwig If the player chose Turtwig:



Chimchar If the player chose Chimchar:



Piplup If the player chose Piplup:



Caught in tutorial
Spr 4p 399 m.png
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Simple or Unaware
Held item:
None
Bidoof/ Lv.2
Tackle
Normal Physical
  --  
   
  --  
   
  --  
   
Second battle (as partner)

Turtwig If the player chose Turtwig:



Chimchar If the player chose Chimchar:



Piplup If the player chose Piplup:



Third battle (as partner)

Turtwig If the player chose Turtwig:



Chimchar If the player chose Chimchar:



Piplup If the player chose Piplup:



Quotes

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Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Route 201
"Professor Rowan! You left your briefcase behind at the lake. Is something wrong here?"
"Wha...?! Those Pokémon are crucial. You're giving them away?"
"Professor! Wait for me! Uh, sorry, folks."
Sandgem Town
"Hi! I've been waiting for you! Please, come with me. The prof's waiting to see you. See? This is our Pokémon Research Lab. We'll just go ahead and..."
"What was that?! Your friend always seems to be in such a rush. Anyway... Let's go in."
"Boy, am I glad you're kind toward Pokémon. If you weren't, well... I don't even want to think about it."
"I've got the same kind of Pokédex as you."
"The professor asked me to help, so I'm filling the Pokédex pages, too. That makes us comrades working toward the same goal. I'll teach you stuff later, OK?"
"Well, I'll be… The professor had TMs...? Next thing, he'll tell me he battled when he was young. Hey, <player>! I want to show you a few things. So, follow me! This building with the red roof is the Pokémon Center. You can get your Pokémon healed if it's been hurt in battle. You'll find a Pokémon Center in most towns. Over here, the building with the blue roof is the Poké Mart. It's a shop where you can buy and sell all sorts of items. <player>, since you're a rookie Trainer, you won't be able to buy very much stuff. Don't worry about it, OK? Oh, yeah, right! <player>... You should let your family know you're helping Prof. Rowan put together his Pokédex. Sometimes, you have to go far away, so you should let someone know. Oh, but first, go heal up your Pokémon at the Pokémon Center. You'll be safe then. OK, be seeing you!"
Route 202
"<player>, do you know how to catch a Pokémon? I'll demonstrate how to catch one, so just watch, OK?"
"And that's how it's done. Actually, I should have lowered the target's HP some more. Yup, the important thing is to lower the Pokémon's HP as much as possible. See, a healthy Pokémon isn't easy to catch. Oh, yeah. They also get easier to catch if you make one of your Pokémon put them to sleep or such. Here, <player>, I'll give you five Poké Balls to get you started. If you have lots of Pokémon with you, you'll be able to travel farther. That way, you'll have a better shot at meeting more Pokémon. See you around!"
Jubilife City
  • First visit
"Hey, <player>! How many Pokémon have you caught? Huh? I think you should catch some more. It might be more of a challenge raising a lot of Pokémon... But it's worth it. The more Pokémon you have, the happier you'll be. Hey, that's right! Don't you think it's better to know more about Pokémon? Sure it is! There's this great place for that. Come on! It's all right. Follow me. That guy... What's he doing? Uh, excuse..."
"Huh? What? Are you kidding? I was just making small talk..."
"...Working for the International Police sounds hard. <Player>, here we are. This is the Trainers' School. The name says it all! Your pal <rival> went in earlier. He might still be studying in there. OK, see you around!"
  • 2nd visit
"<Player>! Join me and battle these guys!"
"<Player>, did you know about this? The professor studies the evolution of Pokémon, too. According to his research, 90% of all Pokémon are somehow tied to evolution! Maybe that's the reason those goons tried to take the professor's research data. They're not allowed to do that!"
Route 207
"Hey, <player>! How's your Pokédex coming along? Me? I'm always doing great! ...I wish... But that's not important. Lately, I've been experimenting with a couple of neat tools. <player>, I'll share with you. Choose a hand! (If right is selected) Oh yeah. You want the Vs. Seeker. Yup, <player>, you know what's important. Using that Vs. Seeker, you can find Trainers who want to battle with you again. <player>, what about a Pokétch? Do you have one? Yup, you do. You can have this too, then. You deserve it for all of your effort, <player>. The Dowsing Machine is... Just try touching it. It'll alert you if there is an unseeable item on the ground. Try it out now. I think there's something here. OK, keep working on your Pokédex. Professor Rowan is counting on us!"
Sandgem Town
"Hey, <player>? Is it maybe your birthday today?"
Yes: "I thought so! Congratulations, <player>! You know, I'm glad we're friends!"
No: "Huh? It isn't? Now, what made me think it was your birthday? Freaky weird."
"<player>! Wow! I don't know what to say! I mean, it's so awesome and all... Sincerely, congratulations for completing the National Pokédex!"

Artwork

Diamond Pearl Lucas.png Sinnoh Underground.png Pt Wifi Plaza.png Seabreak path.png Sinnoh Battle Frontier Brain artwork.png
Artwork from
Diamond and Pearl
Underground with Dawn Wi-Fi Plaza artwork Discovering Shaymin with Dawn and Professor Oak Battle Frontier artwork

Sprites

Spr DP Lucas.png Spr Pt Lucas.png Lucaswalkdown.png LucasPtwalkdown.png LucasContestwalkdown.png
Sprite from
Diamond and Pearl
Sprite from
Platinum
Overworld sprite from
Diamond and Pearl
Overworld sprite from
Platinum
Overworld Super Contest sprite from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
DP Lucas Back.png Pt Lucas Back.png DP Lucas Intro.png Pt Lucas Intro.png LucasChallenge.png
Back sprite from
Diamond and Pearl
Back sprite from
Platinum
Intro sprite from
Diamond and Pearl
Intro sprite from
Platinum
VS sprite from
Platinum

Optional names

Game Japanese English French German Italian Spanish Korean
Diamond
Pearl
ダイヤ Dia
パール Pearl
カモン Kamon
ケイ Kay
ケン Ken
サトシ Satoshi
シゲキ Shigeki
ジャック Jack
ジャン Jean
ジョン John
タカオ Takao
タカシ Takashi
タケヒロ Takehiro
テツオ Tetsuo
トオル Tōru
ヒトシ Hitoshi
ヒロアキ Hiroaki
ヒロキ Hiroki
マサオ Masao
Diamond
Pearl
Andy
Ash
Barry
Brad
Chris
Darrell
Duncan
Dwight
Eric
Jimmy
Joey
Mark
Nic
Randy
Reed
Ross
Steven
Todd
Diamant
Perlo
Damien
Daniel
Dilan
Franck
Gabriel
Greg
Gurvan
Kamel
Loris
Marc
Max
Polo
Ralph
Seb
Thomas
Tom
Zack
Diamant
Perl
Bert
Boris
Daniel
Gerd
Hans
Helge
Jack
Jan
John
Jon
Karsten
Ralf
Silvio
Thomas
Tobi
Udo
Uli
Diaman
Perl
Ash
Attilio
Daniel
Dimitri
Dino
Kamon
Karl
Gabry
Lucio
Manuele
Marco
Mattia
Oscar
Paolo
Ralph
Rossano
Silvano
Diamant
Perla
Ash
Candel
Eric
Javi
Juanma
Juno
Llamin
Marino
Max
Morel
Ner
Quimi
Rafa
Ral
Rudy
Sergi
Toilo
다이아몬드 Diamond
Pearl
강산 Gangsan
다인 Da'in
상우 Sang'u
상현 Sanghyeon
수호 Suho
윤호 Yunho
인철 Incheol
재범 Jaebeom
Jyang
지겸 Ji'gyeom
지우 Ji'u
지훈 Jihun
찬호 Chanho
청운 Cheong'un
Ken
케이 Kay
호진 Ho'jin
Platinum Plato
Andy
Ash
Barry
Brad
Chris
Darrell
Duncan
Dwight
Eric
Jimmy
Joey
Mark
Nic
Randy
Reed
Ross
Steven
Todd
Juanma
Juno
Llamin
Marino
Max
Ner
Platino
Quimi
Rafa
Ral
Sergi
Toilo
플래티넘 Platinum
강산 Gangsan
다인 Da'in
상우 Sang'u
상현 Sanghyeon
수호 Suho
윤호 Yunho
인철 Incheol
재범 Jaebeom
Jyang
지겸 Ji'gyeom
지우 Ji'u
지훈 Jihun
찬호 Chanho
청운 Cheong'un
Ken
케이 Kay
호진 Ho'jin

Counterparts

In the anime

Lucas in the anime

Lucas has a cameo appearance at the beginning of Giratina and the Sky Warrior, in a battle against Brendan.

Pokémon

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

Lucas's Magmortar
Magmortar
Not much is known about Lucas's Magmortar, as it has only been seen briefly at the beginning of the eleventh movie, battling against Brendan's Rhyperior.

Magmortar's known moves are Fire Blast and Fire Punch.

Debut Giratina and the Sky Warrior
Voice actors
Japanese Yūji Ueda
English Bill Rogers

In the manga

The character Diamond from Pokémon Adventures is modeled after Lucas. In addition, Hareta from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! and Dia from Pocket Monsters DP are based on Lucas's design.

Trivia

Anime artwork

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese コウキ Kōki From 光輝 kōki, brightness or splendor. It is also similar to 金剛石 kongōseki, diamond.
English, Italian Lucas From lux-lucis, the Latin root word for light
French Louka Similar to the English name.
German Lucius From Latin lux, light.
Spanish León
Korean 광휘 Gwanghwi From 광휘 (光輝) gwanghwi, radiance.


Capture tutors
Old manPrimoDudeEthan/LyraWallyLucas/DawnProfessor JuniperBiancaCalem/Serena


Core series: RedLeafEthanKrisLyraBrendanMayLucasDawn
HilbertHildaNateRosaCalemSerena
Side series: WesMichael
Spin-off games: LunickSolanaKellynKateBenSummer
MarkMintHeroHeroineLucy FleetfootTodd Snap


Non-player characters in the core series games
Sinnoh Professor RowanProfessor OakJohannaBarryLucasDawnCynthiaLookerStat Trainers (CherylRileyMiraBuckMarley)
BebeTealaFelicityRoseanneEldritchWilmaJasmineJuliaPokémon Fan Club ChairmanDr. FootstepMr. GoodsMr. Fuego
Massage GirlScarf GuyKetch AppyTeam GalacticGym guideGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsName RaterStats judge

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