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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.
- "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..."
- "I see. You getting past the three before me was no fluke. Your power is real."
- "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."
- 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."
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.
This listing is of Lucian's known Pokémon in the anime:
| 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.
|| An Elite Meet and Greet!
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.
| 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.
|| Tackling Togekiss
In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga
Lucian in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!
Lucian makes a brief appearance in Gathering of the Legendary Pokémon!. He watched Hareta's battle with Koya in the audience.
In the TCG
This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Lucian or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
- 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.
- Lucian is the only major Psychic-type specialist to not have any confirmed Psychic abilities of his own in any media (anime, games, or manga).
||From 五葉松 goyōmatsu, the Japanese name for Japanese white pine.
||Derived from Latin lux ("light"). It's similar to illusion or hallucination.
||Derived from Latin lux or Italian luce (both means "light").
||From delusión or Oráculo de Delfos.
||From 五葉 Goyō, Japanese White Pine.
||悟 may be taken from the 悟 (Go) of his Japanese name, while 松 may be taken from 五葉松 goyōmatsu.
||Transcription of English name