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If you were looking for the character known as Grant in the Chuang Yi version of Pokémon Adventures, see Joey.
Grant
ザクロ Zakuro
"The wild, yet cool and collected, rock climber."
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Artwork from X and Y
Gender Male
Eye color Gray
Hair color Black
Hometown Cyllage City
Region Kalos
Trainer class Gym Leader
Marquis*
Grand Duke*
Generation VI
Games X and Y
Leader of Cyllage Gym
Badge Cliff Badge
Specializes in Rock types
Anime debut Breaking Titles at the Chateau!
English voice actor Cory Willis
Japanese voice actor Hirofumi Nojima

Grant (Japanese: ザクロ Zakuro) is the Gym Leader of Cyllage City's Gym, known officially as the Cyllage Gym. He specializes in Rock-type Pokémon. He gives the Cliff Badge to Trainers who defeat him.

In the games

Grant appears in Pokémon X and Y as a Gym Leader. Trainers who defeat Grant will receive the Cliff Badge, along with TM39 (Rock Tomb). He excels at a variety of sports, such as bike racing and mountain climbing. According to the television show Gym Freaks, he is a trend setter and very fashionable, with his hairstyle of rolling stones apparently being popular with young people. It also states that he cuts down on his eating to keep his weight down, but appears to miss the opportunity to eat sweets because of this.

Pokémon

Pokémon X and Y

Gym battle


Battle Chateau


Battle Chateau - Blue Writ of Challenge


Battle Chateau - Writ of Challenge


Battle Chateau - Red Writ of Challenge


Battle Chateau - Black Writ of Challenge


Battle Chateau rematch


Battle Chateau rematch - Blue Writ of Challenge


Battle Chateau rematch - Writ of Challenge


Battle Chateau rematch - Red Writ of Challenge


Battle Chateau rematch - Black Writ of Challenge


Quotes

Pokémon X and Y

Cyllage City

"Oh dear... If you're here for the Bicycle race, I'm afraid you're too late. The race is over, and I took first place. I feel bad that you missed it. Here--allow me to give you this Strength HM in consolation. If one of your Pokémon uses the move, it will be able to push large rocks around."
"However, if you want to use the move outside of battle, you'll first need a Badge from the Gym I run in this city. On that note, I'll be waiting for you in the Gym. Come challenge me at your leisure."

Cyllage Gym

  • Before battle
"I've been waiting in eager anticipation! What have I been waiting for? For a worthy challenger to appear! It's quite an achievement to have climbed all the way up here. Very impressive, actually! I have a feeling that our battle will turn out to be worth the wait! I hope you'll show me that your skill as a Trainer surpasses even mine."
  • Being defeated
"You have proven to be a wall that I am unable to surmount!"
  • After being defeated
"There are some things that seem out of reach no matter how hard you try. However, it's important that you never give up—no matter the opponent or the odds. I could tell from our battle that you and your Pokémon understand that. To commemorate such an impressive show of teamwork, please accept the Cliff Badge!"
"With the Cliff Badge in your grasp, you should have no issues working together with Pokémon up to level 40. This even applies to Pokémon you've received from other people in trade. And that's not all. You also get…this!"
"It's Rock Tomb. With this move, a Pokémon can hurl rocks at its target, not only inflicting damage but also lowering the target's Speed and preventing it from moving. Now that you've become a master wall climber and conquered this Gym, it's time you thought about how to apply your skills in other areas! Think about how you can improve yourself, as well as the Pokémon that are always by your side. When you find the answer, that's when you'll truly be able to smile!"
(post-game) "Have you heard of the Battle Chateau on Route 7? I like to take the occasional trip there. If it pleases you, I hope you might honor me with a rematch there someday."

Battle Chateau

  • Before battle
"There is only one thing I wish for. That by surpassing one another, we find a way to even greater heights."
  • Being defeated
"You continue to be a wall that I am unable to surmount!"
  • After being defeated
(if giving the player an item) "To commemorate such an impressive show of teamwork, please accept this gift!"
"Yes, this is the way it should be. This way both humans and Pokémon will grow."
  • After defeating the player
"Do not give up. That is all there really is to it. The most important lessons in life are simple."

Gym Freaks

April: "Hello! It's time for Gym Freaks, your source for the hottest news about hot Gym Leaders in Kalos. So... I'm now in front of the Cyllage City Gym! ... Whoa! Grant has arrived! He's good looking! So good looking! Lean yet muscular. Fascinating! That hairstyle of rolling stones into your hair is very popular among young people now! Grant is not only a Gym Leader but also a leader in fashion! Oh... He went inside the Gym... That's all for the on-site report. Good-bye for now, everyone."
April: "Hello! It's time for Gym Freaks, your source for the hottest news about hot Gym Leaders in Kalos. So... I'm now in front of the Cyllage City Gym! ... Whoa! Grant has arrived! He's good looking! So good looking! Lean yet muscular. Fascinating! But I know that he cuts down on his eating to keep his weight down! I saw him longingly looking at sweets in front of a café. He's so cute! Oh... He went inside the Gym... That's all for the on-site report. Good-bye for now, everyone."

Sprites

VSGrant.png
Vs. Portrait from
X and Y

In the anime

Grant in the anime

Grant debuted in Breaking Titles at the Chateau!, where Ash and his friends met him at the Battle Chateau. He was promoted to the Grand Duke rank after his Onix won a battle against Viola's Surskit. Close to the end of the episode, Ash and his friends discovered that Grant is the Cyllage City Gym Leader, making Ash even more excited about his upcoming Gym battle with him.

Grant cannot resist scaling walls and often falls on the ground, which Viola has become accustomed to. He also seems to be good friends with her.

Grant reappeared in Climbing the Walls! when Ash reached Cyllage Gym. Grant, unlike most Gym Leaders, allowed Ash to use his entire team against him while he would only be using two Pokémon. After some hard battles, Ash emerged victorious and Grant awarded him the Cliff Badge, telling the Trainer he would like to battle him at the Battle Chateau sometime.

Pokémon

Grant's Onix
Onix
Onix is Grant's first known Pokémon which he used in a battle against Viola's Surskit at the Battle Chateau. Despite Surskit creating its signature ice battlefield to aid its speed, Onix was able to turn the tables on the Pond Skater Pokémon by using its masterful control of Rock Tomb to trap it and Rock Polish to increase its speed, keeping Surskit on the defensive. Eventually, Onix ended the battle by using its powerful Flash Cannon to knock Surskit out.

Onix reappeared in Climbing the Walls! as the first Pokémon Grant used in his Gym Battle against Ash, going up against Froakie. Onix attempted to keep up with the Bubble Frog Pokémon, but Froakie's speed in combination with Double Team confused Onix, leaving it open to attacks, which eventually allowed Froakie to knock it out with Water Pulse.

Onix's known moves are Rock Tomb, Flash Cannon, Rock Polish, and Iron Tail.

Debut Breaking Titles at the Chateau!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Unshō Ishizuka
Grant's Tyrunt
Tyrunt
Tyrunt was the second Pokémon used by Grant in his Gym Battle against Ash. Tyrunt, unlike Froakie, was quick, and while Froakie was able to dodge Rock Tomb, it was easily overpowered by Tyrunt's Draco Meteor. Tyrunt next went up against Fletchling and managed to knock it out easily (but not before taking damage from a super-effective Steel Wing).

Finally, Tyrunt went up against Pikachu, who was able to dodge Tyrunt's attacks and even used the projectiles from Draco Meteor for momentum before managing to wedge a rock in Tyrunt's mouth and finally knocking it out with a direct hit from Thunderbolt.

Tyrunt's known moves are Rock Tomb, Draco Meteor, Crunch, and Dragon Tail.

Debut Climbing the Walls!
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
English H.D. Quinn

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 野島 裕史 Hirofumi Nojima
English Cory Willis
European Spanish Raúl Lara

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Grant in Pokémon Adventures

Grant is first seen in Cyllage City alongside Clemont. He teases Clemont for leaving the Prism Tower in the hands of Bonnie while he is away, but Clemont shrugs it off. Grant then points Clemont to Grace, who he noticed sitting on a bench. They see her being taken away by Team Flare members and decide to do something about it.

Trivia

  • Grant's Japanese Leader title is ワイルド マイルド ロッククライマー.
  • Grant is the only Rock type specialist who is not the first Gym Leader of their region.
    • In the games, Grant is also the only Rock type specialist to not use Geodude or Onix at any point.
  • Grant is the only Kalos Gym Leader who does not use a fully evolved Pokémon outside of the Battle Chateau.
    • In the games, Grant is also the only Kalos Gym Leader who doesn't use a Pokémon introduced before Generation VI.
  • In the anime, Grant made his debut exactly five (aired) episodes before his Gym battle against Ash, with the aforementioned Gym battle episode being the first to have its air date moved forward due to the postponement of the episode intended to air before it. Coincidentally, Grant shares this trait with Burgh.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ザクロ Zakuro From 石榴 zakuro (pomegranate), which contains the character 石 ishi (rock).
English Grant From granite and pomegranate
French, German,
Italian, Spanish
Lino From the genus Linum (flax)
Korean 자크로 Jakeuro Transliteration of his Japanese name


Gym Leaders of the Kalos region
Santalune Gym Bug Badge
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Viola
Cyllage Gym Cliff Badge
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Grant
Shalour Gym Rumble Badge
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Korrina
Coumarine Gym Plant Badge
VSRamos.png
Ramos
Lumiose Gym Voltage Badge
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Clemont
Laverre Gym Fairy Badge
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Valerie
Anistar Gym Psychic Badge
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Olympia
Snowbelle Gym Iceberg Badge
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Wulfric

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