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Wattson

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Wattson
テッセン Tessen
"The cheerfully electrifying man!"
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Wattson.png
Artwork from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Gender Male
Eye color Black
Hair color White
Hometown Mauville City
Region Hoenn
Trainer class Gym LeaderRSEORAS
Pokémon TrainerB2W2
Generation III, V, VI
Games Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Black 2 and White 2
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Leader of Mauville Gym
Badge Dynamo Badge
Specializes in Electric types
Anime debut Watt's with Wattson
English voice actor Dan Green
Japanese voice actor Ken'ichi Ogata

Wattson (Japanese: テッセン Tessen) is the Gym Leader of Mauville City's Gym, known officially as the Mauville Gym. Trainers who defeat him receive the Dynamo Badge. He is a jolly old man who specializes in Electric-type Pokémon.

In the games

Wattson's title is "The cheerfully electrifying man!" The citizens of Mauville think of him as "eccentric," and one of his students affectionately referred to him as a "tough coot." He prefers to employ Electric-type Pokémon, and is a generally jovial man.

Wattson founded Mauville; he once had a desire to convert Mauville in an expansion project, but abandoned that plan. Instead, he installed switch-controlled dynamos in his Gym that create doors of electricity.

In addition to the Dynamo Badge, Wattson gives out TM34 (Shock Wave), in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald.

If the player returns to Mauville after getting Surf, Wattson will ask him or her to go to New Mauville on an errand for him. If the player completes the task, Wattson will give TM24 (Thunderbolt), as a sign of his appreciation.

Trainer's Eyes/Match Call

Leader WattsonRS / Swell Shock WattsonE

Strategy
I choose to electrify.
Trainer's Pokémon
Get shocked by electricity!
Self-Introduction
Wahahahaha! The secret to health is laughter!RS
One must never throw a match. Even I must not.E

Pokémon

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire



Pokémon Emerald

Gym battle


First rematch


Second rematch


Third rematch


Fourth rematch


Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon World Tournament

Wattson uses three of these Pokémon in Single Battles, four in Double and Rotation Battles, and all six in Triple Battles. Wattson will always lead with his signature Pokémon, Manectric.

Hoenn Leaders Tournament


Type Expert/World Leaders Tournament


Quotes

Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

Mauville Gym
  • Before battle
"I've given up on my plans to convert the city, I have. And so, I put my time into making door traps in my Gym. Oh? Now, what are you doing here? What's that? You say you've gotten past all my rigged doors? Wahahahah! Now, that is amusing! Then, I, Wattson, the Leader of Mauville Gym, shall electrify you!"
  • Being defeated
"Wahahahah! Fine, I lost! You ended up giving me a thrill! Take this Badge!"
  • After being defeated
"With this Dynamo Badge, Pokémon can use Rock Smash out of battle. And, it will make your Pokémon a little bit faster, too. Hmm... You should take this, too!"
"That TM34 there contains Shock Wave. It's a trustworthy move that never misses! You can count on it!"
"Wahahahah! Go forth and endeavor, youngster!"RS
"I swell with optimism, seeing a promising young Trainer like you!"E
Mauville City
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Reason: quotes for New Mauville sidequest.

RematchE
  • Before battle
"Ah-ha! Here at last! I know what you want. You want to battle my Pokémon! Wahahahaha! I'll make sparks fly from you! Don't say I didn't warn you!"
  • Being defeated
"Oof... Our batteries ran dry..."
  • After being defeated
"We'll have to recharge our batteries again. When we're fully charged up, we'll gladly accept your challenge. So, come back again sometime, won't you?"

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon World Tournament
  • Before battle (first round)
"You look like you have a lot of zip! That's a good thing. Wahahahaha!"
  • Before battle (second round)
"You look like you have a lot of zip! That's a good thing. Wahahahaha! Then I, Wattson, shall electrify you with my Pokémon!"
  • Before battle (final round)
"Wahahahaha! Good things come to those who laugh! I'm going to have a fun Pokémon battle and laugh even more!"
  • Being defeated
"Wahahahah! Fine, I lost! You ended up giving me a thrill!"
  • If the player is defeated
"Wahahahah! Well, I won! How was the battle? Thrilling, right?"
  • After being defeated
"Wahahahaha! I swell with optimism, seeing a promising young Trainer like you!"
  • After winning
"Well now. Think I'll go gab with that Trainer, Volkner, about remodeling Pokémon Gyms!"
  • In the lobby, after the tournament
"Wahahahah! That was a great victory! I'm so impressed by the way you battle that I can't help but laugh!"

Artwork

Ruby Sapphire Wattson.png
Artwork from Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

Sprites

Spr RS Wattson.png Spr B2W2 Wattson.png Wattson III OD.png Wattson OD.png
Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprite from
Black 2 and White 2

In the anime

Wattson in the anime

Wattson first appeared in Watt's with Wattson?. He filled his Gym in Mauville City with many traps, pit-falls, roller coasters, and other tricks and pranks. Wattson believed his gadgetry was not only hilarious, but also kept Trainers on their toes. One of Wattson's tricks was a robotic Raikou that ended up overcharging Pikachu's electricity. As a result, Ash's Pikachu was able to completely wipe out Wattson's team on his own, using a series of super-powerful Thunderbolts.

Losing so easily really depressed the usually cheerful Gym Leader. As such, Wattson left everyone a note saying that he went away to think. Uncharacteristically glum, he wandered off to the local power plant and met a friendly Electrike. Soon after, Team Rocket stole all the Electric-type Pokémon from the power plant. Wattson, Ash, Brock, Max, and May pursued them. Wattson used the Raikou robot to stop them in their tracks, while Pikachu and Electrike used Iron Tail and Bite to free the wild Pokémon. Ash tried to return the Dynamo Badge, but Wattson told him to keep it. Electrike decided to stay with Wattson.

Wattson again appeared in Manectric Charge. He saved most of the group's Pokémon from another Team Rocket kidnapping attempt. The battle caused Electrike to evolve into Manectric. They were on their way back to Petalburg City, but Ash and his friends took time out for a battle.Ash's Torkoal fought against Wattson's Manectric in a fierce battle, which Manectric won.

Pokémon

This listing is of Wattson's Pokémon in the anime.

Wattson's Magnemite
Magnemite
Magnemite was the first Pokémon used by Wattson in his Gym battle against Ash. Due to Pikachu being powered-up by the exploding mecha-Raikou, it was defeated with only a single Thunderbolt.

Magnemite has worked with Wattson for a number of years, during which Wattson and Magnemite overcame Magnemite's struggle to master Thunder Wave.

Magnemite's known moves are Swift and Thunder Wave.

Debut Watt's with Wattson?
Voice actors
Japanese
English Maddie Blaustein
Wattson's Voltorb
Voltorb
Voltorb was the second Pokémon used by Wattson against Ash. Like Magnemite, it was defeated with a single Thunderbolt.

Voltorb's only known move is Screech.

Debut Watt's with Wattson?
Voice actors
Japanese
English Eric Stuart
Wattson's Magneton
Magneton
Magneton was the final Pokémon used Wattson during the Gym battle. By this point in the match, both Wattson and Magneton were determined to defeat Ash, but Magneton couldn't stand up to Pikachu's super-charged Thunder and was also knocked out in a single hit.

Magneton's only known move is Zap Cannon.

Debut Watt's with Wattson?
Wattson's Manectric
Electrike → Manectric
Main article: Wattson's Manectric

Manectric first appeared as an Electrike after Wattson's defeat by Ash. After cheering Wattson up, it sent Team Rocket blasting off together with Ash's Pikachu. After this, it stayed with Wattson.

It was seen again when the gang returned to Mauville City. Electrike evolved into Manectric after defeating Team Rocket. Ash decided to challenge Wattson and Manectric to a training match with his Torkoal. After a fierce battle, Manectric emerged victorious.

Debut Watt's with Wattson?
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English Darren Dunstan

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 緒方賢一 Ken'ichi Ogata
English Dan Green
European French Jean-Daniel Nicodème
Polish Andrzej Chudy
Brazilian Portuguese Carlos Silveira (AG040)
Fábio Moura (AG059)
Spanish Latin America Armando Réndiz (AG040)
Jorge Santos (AG059)
Spain Fernando Hernández

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Wattson and his Electrike (right) with Flannery and her Magcargo (left)

Wattson is the cheerful Gym Leader of Mauville, who enjoys cracking jokes that include puns on people's names. His motto was "Be cheerful, no matter when or where". He doesn't care when or where the battles take place, every challenge to him qualifies as a Gym battle. He doesn't even care about the result, and would often give out Badges as long as his challengers do their best. Because of this attitude, Sapphire was very annoyed with him.

When Sapphire first met the elderly Gym leader, he and the Trick Master were trying to locate a rampaging Donphan with tricks developed by the latter. But they had mistaken Sapphire as the Donphan and trapped her and her Pokémon with the tricks. Sapphire inquired whether the turning door on the ground was also part of their traps. It was actually the secret entrance to New Mauville, the secret underground city Wattson and Trick Master had been trying to find for some time.

Mauville had been having the problem of land shortage and overcrowding because of the growing number of children in the city. As both Wattson and Trick Master cherish children a lot, they hoped they could find this secret city for them. Later, Sapphire saved Wattson from an overcharged generator and got the New Mauville, which is a large amusement park, into operation. Thankful for her help, Wattson gave her the Dynamo Badge.

After being informed about Team Magma and Team Aqua's schemes, he sided with Team Magma because of his city's problem of land shortage. When the two ancient Pokémon were awakened, he was assigned to fight against Kyogre, and later Amber, one of the Aqua Admins. He was knocked into the sea after being attacked from behind by a Shedinja, but Sapphire's Wailord saved his life. He was left on the Pokémon Association's aircraft as he was too injured to continue fighting.

Pokémon

This listing is for Wattson's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

On hand
Wattson's Manectric
Electrike → Manectric
Main article: Wattson's Manectric

Manectric is Wattson's main Pokémon. He first appeared as an Electrike when he was battling some Pokémon belonging to some children along with his two Magnemite. They were able to defeat them all. He later evolved into a Manectric and became big enough to serve as Wattson's transportation.

Debut Plugging Past Electrike I
Wattson's Magnemite
Magnemite (×2)
Wattson's two Magnemite were first seen with his Electrike battling Pokémon belonging to certain children. They were able to defeat the Pokémon. Later, it was seen being weak to float in the air due to the fact that their electricity was revoked by the out of control power generator.

None of Magnemite's moves are known.

Debut Plugging Past Electrike I
Status unknown
Wattson's Magneton
Magneton
Magneton was one of the Pokémon whose electricity was sucked up by the power generator in New Mauville as the generator went out of control. After the generator was stopped, it is unknown if Magneton was an official member of Wattson's team since it didn't make any appearance outside of the New Mauville arc.

None of Magneton's moves are known.

Debut Plugging Past Electrike I
Wattson's Voltorb and Electrode
Voltorb and Electrode
Voltorb and Electrode were one of the Pokémon whose electricity was sucked up by the power generator in New Mauville as the generator went out of control. After the generator was stopped, it is unknown if Voltorb and Electrode were an official member of Wattson's team since it didn't make any appearance outside of the New Mauville arc.

None of Voltorb and Electrode's moves are known.

Debut Plugging Past Electrike I

In the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga

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Wattson in Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire

Wattson appeared in Christmas Night Is Battle Night! of the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga.

Earlier, he told his Electrike to get food for him. Wattson revealed this to Red after Electrike led the group to him when it stole cake from Red. Wattson then gave out a business card. He hid inside a trash can and leaped out in order to surprise someone else and gave out the same card that was given to Red. Clefairy didn't like what Wattson was doing and Electrike growled at Clefairy for disagreeing. Later, Wattson takes the group to a Christmas tree shop and goes inside. While inside, he opened the door to his office which turned out to be empty and beaten up. Feeling sorry for what happened, Clefairy decided to deliver presents in order to cheer Wattson up again. Dragging a sleigh from house to house, Wattson and Clefairy went inside people's houses from the chimney and delivered the presents. When they got back, Wattson and the group discovered that the presents were from the items in the Christmas tree shop and Wattson chases Clefairy for stealing his stuff.

Pokémon

Wattson Electrike PMRS.png
Electrike


Trivia

  • Like Lt. Surge is in Kanto, Wattson is the third Gym Leader encountered on a journey, and is similarly enamored with trap doors and Electric-type Pokémon.
  • In Ruby and Sapphire, he is the only Gym Leader without a single Pokémon introduced in Generation III. This changed in Emerald when Electrike and Manectric were added to his initial roster.
    • Additionally he is the only Gym Leader outside of Johto who doesn't have a Pokémon introduced in the generation he first appears as a Gym Leader.
  • Wattson is the only Electric-type specialist who is not shown with blond hair and blue eyes at least once in the games.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese テッセン Tessen From 鉄線 tessen (Clematis florida), which literally means "steel wire". Lt. Surge's Japanese name Matis is also derived from the same genus.
English Wattson From watt, a unit of power
French Voltere From volt and ampère (ampere)
German, Italian Walter From Watt, Volt, and possibly Ampere
Spanish Erico* From eléctrico, electric
Korean 암페어 Ampeeo From 암페어 ampeeo, ampere
Chinese (Mandarin) 鐵旋/铁旋 Tiěxuán From 鉄旋, an alternative spelling for Tessen. Literally "Iron whirl".


Gym Leaders of the Hoenn region
Rustboro Gym Stone Badge
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Roxanne
Dewford Gym Knuckle Badge
Brawly OD.png
Brawly
Mauville Gym Dynamo Badge
Wattson OD.png
Wattson
Lavaridge Gym Heat Badge
Flannery OD.png
Flannery
Petalburg Gym Balance Badge
Norman OD.png
Norman
Fortree Gym Feather Badge
Winona OD.png
Winona
Mossdeep Gym Mind Badge
Tate Liza
Tate and Liza
Sootopolis Gym Rain Badge
Wallace OD.png Juan OD.png
Wallace Juan

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