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Aaron (Japanese: リョウ Ryō) is a Bug-type Trainer and member of the Sinnoh Elite Four.
In the games
In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, Aaron is the first member of the Sinnoh Elite Four.
- "Hello! Welcome to the Pokémon League! I'm Aaron of the Elite Four. It's good to meet you. Oh, I should explain, I'm a huge fan of bug Pokémon. Bug Pokémon are nasty-mean, and yet they're beautiful, too... Would you like to know why I take on challengers here, in this room? It's because I want to become perfect, just like my bug Pokémon! Ok! Let me take you on!"
- When last Pokémon is at critical health
- "Not yet! Your first Pokémon League victory doesn't come easily, kid."DP
- "It's not over yet! A League Elite Four can't give up!"Pt
- "I will now concede defeat. But I think you came to see how great Bug-type Pokémon can be. I hope you also realized why you're up against in the Pokémon League. Battling is a deep and complex affair..."
- "I lost with the most beautiful and toughest of the bug Pokémon... We lost because I wasn't good enough... That's it! Back to training camp! Let's hear it for me! No... That was wrong... Anyway... Go on to the next room! Three Trainers are waiting for you. They are all tougher than me."
- "Go on, go to the next room. I'm going to become a top-level Trainer who can't be outclassed with my beautiful and tough bug Pokémon!"
In the anime
Aaron when he was younger
Aaron was briefly mentioned by fellow Elite Four member Lucian in An Elite Meet and Greet!. He then debuted in A Trainer and Child Reunion!, where he was shown to be preparing for his championship battle against Cynthia. He was conducting a public training session at a small town between Hearthome City and Solaceon Town, which had been advertised in an issue of the Poké Chic magazine that featured him on the cover.
Ash and his friends decided to go watch Aaron train and joined the long line of fans that were there to meet him, with Dawn getting her copy of Poké Chic signed by him. When Aaron found out that the group knew Cynthia personally, he invited them to his training center. There, he revealed that a Wurmple was his first Pokémon and close friend when he was young, but due to his anger at it for losing a match, he abandoned it. He regretted it later, and from then on, he tried his best to train hard and to understand Bug-type Pokémon so that the same incident would not happen again. Aaron eventually encountered Wurmple again as a Beautifly by the end of the episode, following a battle against Team Rocket.
He was seen again on television, one episode later, having his battle with Cynthia at the Champion League, but he lost.
Aaron made a cameo appearance in the ending credits of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.
Aaron continues to live near his hometown, between Solaceon Town and Hearthome City, because he is surrounded by scenic nature and his favorite type, Bug Pokémon. The location also gives him plenty of space to train and rest up for upcoming challenges.
Aaron thrives in the public spotlight and enjoys the attention his Elite Four status gives him. He also works out every day to remain in peak physical condition. Underneath his confident persona is a sensitive soul that values friendship, particularly with his Pokémon.
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This listing is of Aaron's known Pokémon in the anime:
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
Aaron in Pokémon Adventures
Aaron, along with Lucian and Bertha, appear during the Platinum chapter, having been enlisted by the Pokémon Association to decipher Charon's notebook that was stolen by Diamond's Kit. Together, they figure out the hidden information inside the book and give it to Diamond and Pearl so they can use it to stop Charon from capturing the Legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh.
| Drapion is the only known Pokémon in Aaron's possession. It was used as a seat for Aaron while he used his laptop.
None of Drapion's moves are known.
|| Tackling Togekiss
In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga
Aaron in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!
Aaron makes a brief appearance in Gathering of the Legendary Pokémon!, watching Hareta and Koya's battle from the audience, along with Bertha and Lucian.
In the Pocket Monsters DP manga
Aaron in Pocket Monsters DP
Aaron appears in the chapter Clefairy's Pokémon Center is Super Useful!? of the Pocket Monsters DP manga. He is seen taking his Stunky to a Pokémon which Red and Clefairy becomes in charge of. He reads a book while waiting for Stunky to feel better. However, the treatment Clefairy gave it was ruined by Stunky falling into the treatment machine and this failure made Stunky's condition worse. Aaron didn't like what Clefairy did after finding out about this. After Stunky used Poison Gas on Red, his Pokémon, and Professor Oak, both Aaron and Stunky leave the Pokémon Center.
| Stunky was injured during its debut in which Aaron takes it to a Pokémon Center in which Red and Clefairy were running at the time. Clefairy takes care of it by putting it down on a machine. Stunky accidentally falls inside which ruined the treatment and Stunky became worse than before. Aaron didn't like what Clefairy did and ran off with Stunky after Stunky used Poison Gas on Red, his Pokémon, and Professor Oak.
Stunky's only known move is Poison Gas.
|| Clefairy's Pokémon Center is Super Useful!?
In the TCG
This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Aaron or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
||From 令法 ryōbu, Japanese Clethra
|English, French, Italian
||From alacrán, scorpion
||From 충 (蟲) chung, bug
||阿柳 Ā Liǔ
||Possibly from 山柳 shānliǔ, Clethra
| Chinese (Cantonese)
||阿柳 A Lau
|| Same as Mandarin name.
||Transcription of English name
|| Transliteration of his Japanese name