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Lucian

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Lucian
ゴヨウ Goyō
Diamond Pearl Lucian.png
Art from Diamond and Pearl
Gender Male
Eye color Purple
Hair color Purple
Hometown Unknown
Region Sinnoh
Trainer class Elite Four
Generation IV
Games Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Elite Four of Pokémon League (Sinnoh)
Specializes in Psychic types
Anime debut An Elite Meet and Greet
English voice actor David Lapkin
Japanese voice actor Daisuke Namikawa

Lucian (Japanese: ゴヨウ Goyō) is a Master Psychic-type Trainer and member of the Sinnoh Elite Four.

In the games

In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, Lucian is the fourth member of the Sinnoh Elite Four. He is an avid reader: when the player enters his room at the Pokémon League, he will comment that he has just finished a book. Once the player has become the Champion, he can be found at Canalave Library, but will return to the League for rematches.

Pokémon

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl



Pokémon Platinum



Quotes

Pokémon League

  •  Before battle
"Ah, you timed your arrival well. I've just finished reading a book, you see. Allow me to introduce myself. I am Lucian. I am a user of the Psychic type. I must say, you've already proven yourself to be outstanding by coming this far. They say I am the toughest of the Elite Four. I'm afraid I will have to go all out against you to live up to that reputation."
  •  After sending out last Pokémon
"Hmm... Now what should I do..."
  • When defeated
"I see. You getting past the three before me was no fluke. Your power is real."
  • After being defeated
"Congratulations. You have beaten the Elite Four. However, that doesn't mean you're done with the Pokémon league. There remains the Champion. I should warn you—the Champion is far stronger than the Elite Four. Now, go on. Step through the doorway to your final battle."
"I'll be reading books until the next challenger arrives. That will calm my nerves, so that I may deal with all situations without panicking."

Canalave Library

  • Lucian's monologue (five variants)
"...Ah, hello. You’re here to read, too? Books are wonderful things. The thoughts of people written in books stretch beyond time and space. I was just reading a book of philosophy from an ancient, far-off land. Their 'universe' was a word that described both space and time. That people even back then understood the basic tenets of the universe... It fills me with a serene sense of inspiration. I imagine we'll see each other again at the Pokémon League. Take care."
"...Ah, hello. You’re here to read, too? Books are wonderful things. The thoughts of people written in books stretch beyond time and space. I was just reading a collection of observations on Pokémon in the wild. One article addresses the question why Pokémon would go into a Poké Ball. According to this article, this behavior is based on instinct. A weakened Pokémon will curl up tight in an effort to heal itself. The Poké Ball was invented to take advantage of that protective instinct. I imagine we'll see each other again at the Pokémon League. Take care."
"...Ah, hello. You’re here to read, too? Books are wonderful things. The thoughts of people written in books stretch beyond time and space. I was just reading an analytical tome on humankind. It examines the human species from cultural and social perspectives. This is a thought-provoking quote: 'It all began without humans. The end will also be without humans.' The world we share with Pokémon... Does it exist for us? I imagine we'll see each other again at the Pokémon League. Take care."
"...Ah, hello. You’re here to read, too? Books are wonderful things. The thoughts of people written in books stretch beyond time and space. I was just reading a collection of essays on the science-fiction genre. There was one quote attributed to a novelist I found remarkable. 'Though love may lose, kindness wins.' I find that philosophical and, at the same time, compassionate. I imagine we'll see each other again at the Pokémon League. Take care."
"...Ah, hello. You’re here to read, too? Books are wonderful things. The thoughts of people written in books stretch beyond time and space. I was just reading a collection of letters written by an artist long ago. More precisely, they were written to the artist's younger brother. 'The stars above tantalize from across infinite space. Feeling their gaze from so far away, I am charmed again by life.' The artist must have come to a conclusion seeing the night sky... It's an affirmation of life. It's very moving. I imagine we'll see each other again at the Pokémon League. Take care."

Sprites

Spr DP Lucian.png Spr Pt Lucian.png Lucian OD.png VSLucian.png
Sprite from
Diamond and Pearl
Sprite from
Platinum
Overworld sprite from
Generation IV
VS sprite from
Platinum

In the anime

Lucian in the anime

Lucian made his debut in An Elite Meet and Greet!.

He was first seen battling using his Girafarig on television, but then met Ash and his friends in a Pokémon Center and had a battle against Dawn's Buizel. Lucian sent out his Bronzong. Buizel's attacks didn't have much of an effect, if any, on Bronzong. Following the attack Gyro Ball, Bronzong used Flash Cannon to defeat its opponent.

He also made a brief cameo on television in Top-Down Training! battling Cynthia and her Garchomp. He ended up being defeated.

Pokémon

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

On hand

Lucian's Bronzong
Bronzong
Bronzong is Lucian's main Pokémon. The first time he used it was in An Elite Meet and Greet!, where it battled against Dawn's newly captured Buizel. Because Buizel didn't listen to Dawn, he quickly lost. Later in the same episode they had a rematch, and because Buizel was now listening to Dawn, the battle went better. However, Lucian eventually recalled Bronzong, saying that he had just wanted to prove Buizel's potential for becoming strong.

Later in Top-Down Training! Lucian used his Bronzong in his battle against Cynthia's Garchomp, but the Bronze Bell Pokémon was soon knocked out by the Mach Pokémon's powerful Giga Impact.

Bronzong also appeared alongside Lucian during the credits of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Bronzong's known moves are Iron Defense, Gyro Ball and Flash Cannon.

Debut An Elite Meet and Greet!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Billy Beach
Lucian's Girafarig
Girafarig
Lucian was seen using his Girafarig on television in a battle against an unnamed Trainer's Scizor. It was easily able to dodge all of Scizor's Slash attacks and finally knock it out with a single strike despite the type-disadvantage.

Girafarig's only known move is Psybeam.

Debut An Elite Meet and Greet!


Temporary

Dawn's Buizel
Buizel
Main article: Dawn's Buizel

When Dawn's newly caught Buizel was being stolen away by Team Rocket, Lucian used him to battle against the thieves, showing Dawn that she could also be able to command the Sea Weasel Pokémon which had been disobeying her during her battle with Lucian. Under Lucian's command, Buizel quickly defeated Jessie's Dustox and James's Carnivine.

Debut Buizel Your Way Out Of This!
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
English Kiyotaka Furushima

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 浪川大輔 Daisuke Namikawa
English David Lapkin
Polish Janusz Wituch
Portuguese Brazil Ricardo Sawaya
Portugal Pedro Cardoso
Spanish Latin America Eduardo Garza
Spain Alejandro García

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Lucian in Pokémon Adventures

Lucian, along with Bertha and Aaron, are enlisted by the Pokémon Association to decipher Charon's notebook that was stolen by Diamond's Kit. Using his talents in reading books, Lucian was able to easily figure out what the book says and gives it to Diamond and Pearl so they can use it to stop Charon from capturing the Legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh.

In this series, Lucian's reading skills are shown to be great enough for him to easily finish a book in only a few mere moments.

Pokémon

On hand
Lucian's Girafarig
Girafarig
Girafarig is the only known Pokémon in Lucian's possession. Girafarig was used to move books with its mind and bring them to its Trainer.

Girafarig's only known move is Confusion.

Debut Tackling Togekiss

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Lucian makes a brief appearance in Gathering of the Legendary Pokémon!. He, along with the other members of the Sinnoh Elite Four and Gym Leaders, head to the Galactic HQ to take on the remaining Team Galactic grunts.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Lucian or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Lucian's Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Bronzong Pokémon 4 Psychic Rising Rivals Rare 16/111 Gallade Half Deck   007/018
Espeon Pokémon 4 Psychic Rising Rivals Rare 18/111 Gallade Half Deck   006/018
Gallade Pokémon 4 Psychic Rising Rivals Rare 20/111 Gallade Half Deck   008/018
Mr. Mime Pokémon 4 Psychic Rising Rivals Rare 28/111 Gallade Half Deck   005/018
Alakazam Pokémon 4 Psychic Rising Rivals Uncommon 38/111 Bonds to the End of Time Rare 041/090
      DPt-P Promotional cards   012/DPt-P
Alakazam Pokémon 4 LV.X Psychic Rising Rivals Rare Holo LV.X 103/111 Bonds to the End of Time Rare Holo LV.X 042/090
Gallade Pokémon 4 LV.X Psychic Rising Rivals Rare Holo LV.X 106/111 Gallade Half Deck   009/018
Other related cards
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Lucian's Assignment Su Rising Rivals Uncommon 92/111 Gallade Half Deck   016/018
 

Trivia

  • In Diamond and Pearl, Lucian is the only member of the Sinnoh Elite Four whose Pokémon are all of his specialty type.
  • One of the old men on Route 228, who is only found in Diamond and Pearl, may be Lucian's grandfather as he has a grandson who enjoys reading and who has a library of books on ESP.
  • While Lucian's clothes are colored maroon in his official Sugimori artwork and the anime, they are colored magenta in his game sprites.
  • Two members of the Sinnoh Elite Four, Aaron and Lucian, share their names with the main characters of Konami's Lunar Knights for the DS.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ゴヨウ Goyō From 五葉松 goyōmatsu, the Japanese name for Japanese white pine.
English, German Lucian Derived from Latin lux ("light"). It's similar to illusion or hallucination.
French Lucio From illusion.
Italian Luciano Derived from Latin lux or Italian luce (both means "light").
Spanish Delos From delusión or Oráculo de Delfos.
Korean 오엽 Oyeop From 五葉 Goyō, Japanese White Pine.
Chinese (Mandarin) 悟松 Wùsōng 悟 may be taken from the 悟 (Go) of his Japanese name, while 松 may be taken from 五葉松 goyōmatsu.



Sinnoh League
Aaron
Elite Four
Aaron
VSBertha.png
Elite Four
Bertha
Flint
Elite Four
Flint
VSLucian.png
Elite Four
Lucian
VSCynthia.png
Champion
Cynthia

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