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* Alder is the only Champion whose identity as the regional Champion is revealed before the {{player}} challenges him in the Pokémon League.
 
* Alder is the only Champion whose identity as the regional Champion is revealed before the {{player}} challenges him in the Pokémon League.
 
* Shown in his artwork, Alder carries nine Poké Balls with him. <!--due to him not understanding the [[Pokémon storage system]].-->
 
* Shown in his artwork, Alder carries nine Poké Balls with him. <!--due to him not understanding the [[Pokémon storage system]].-->
*He is the only Elite 4 of Unova that only has 5th Gen Pokemon.
 
   
 
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Alder
アデク Adeku
Black White Alder.png
Artwork from Black and White
Gender Male
Eye color Black
Hair color Red and orange
Hometown Unknown
Region Unova
Trainer class Champion
Generation V
Games Black and White
Champion of Pokémon League (Unova)

Alder (Japanese: アデク Adeku) is the Champion of the Unova region's Elite Four in Pokémon Black and White.

In the games

In Pokémon Black and White, Alder appears as the Champion of Unova. The player meets him on Route 5 where he is seen with Cheren, whom he is telling what is important about being a Champion. He appears at several points in the game to help the player put a stop to the plans of Team Plasma, Ghetsis and N.

It is noted that, in the past, Alder's starter Pokémon died of illness, and in despair over not being able to save it, he began traveling around aimlessly. Also, Ghetsis's dialogue suggests that he may not have actually won the title of Champion, instead being requested by the Pokémon League to take the position.

Pokémon



Quotes

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Pokémon Black and White

Route 5

"Oh! Why, if it isn't Elesa! Aren't festivals grand? Life should be enjoyed!"
"I heard that remark. You're quite a judgmental young person, are you not? My name is Alder. I'm the Unova Pokémon League's Champion. Pleased to make your acquaintance. For your information, I'm not goofing off. I'm on a voyage. I know every corner of Unova."
"Hm. Traveling with a goal in mind is a commendable thing. And what do you plan to do after becoming the Champion?"
"Hmm. Becoming stronger... Becoming stronger, you say... Is that alone enough of a goal? Hmmm. It's not that I'm trying to say your way of thinking is wrong... In my travels, I've helped many people learn to love Pokémon. I think that's important, too. If you play with those children, you might gain more of an understanding. Will you two have a Pokémon battle with those two? Hey you two. Come here for a moment."
"Nicely done! You didn't win, but that was a good battle. Your Pokémon looked like they were having fun. Young man, if there are people like you who pursue strength, there are also people who are happy just being with Pokémon. There are many different people and many different answers. When it comes to what a Champion should be, you and I may hold differing views, but so be it! Give it some thought."
"It's tremendous that people and Pokémon, each so different, can acknowledge each other and be together!"

Twist Mountain

"That was a fine Pokémon battle! I'm happy to see that you are both growing as Trainers!"
"Oh, honestly, Cheren. Just accept the compliment without stinging remark. I've asked you this before, but what do you plan to do after becoming strong?"
"Hmmm... You remind me of Marshal. Of course, having something you want to become is important. But what is even more important is what you do with your newfound power. Anyway, take this! Here--you, too. If you use the move Surf, you can travel over water. I shall see you again, young Trainers. Don't forget about the needs of the Pokémon at your side!"

Celestial Tower

"..."
"My old partner is resting here in the Celestial Tower. It was the first Pokémon I received when I became a Trainer. I come here to ring the bell and comfort its spirit."
"It was a strong Pokémon. It was courageous, noble, and kind... Together, we madly perused strength... Without even knowing the meaning of strength."
"But, in the same way that all stories have a beginning and an end, all lives have an end, as well... It was then that I understood that strength isn't something that remains unchanged forever. However, the joy one feels in being with Pokémon--that is the real thing. In order to spread the word, I left the Pokémon League and kept traveling... That's right! Traveling is wonderful. I've met many different Pokémon, many different Trainers, and now I've met all of you. There are many more Trainers and Pokémon to encounter in the world! <Player>! Go out and meet as many of them as you can!"
"Well, <player>, I'll be waiting for you at the Pokémon League!"

Initial Champion Battle

  • Before battle
"I am grateful for what you did about N. I don't know what he's thinking now, but I'm sure he realizes that different people and Pokémon have their own paths to follow. Say now, how about a match with the strongest Trainer in the Unova region?"
  • During battle (initial strike)
"If that is the move you chose after serious consideration, that's fine!"
  • After sending out last Pokémon
"Woooo! Your inexhaustible fighting spirit! Impressive!"
  • During battle (less than half HP)
"Am I being overpowered?! This is nothing! I will overpower you!"
  • When defeated
"After the battle, a fresh wind blew through my heart... Use the battle with me as a stepping stone and move forward!"
  • After being defeated
"Well done! You certainly are an unmatched talent! Come with me!"

Rematch

  • Before battle
"I've really been looking forward to deciding who's the strongest Pokémon Trainer in the Unova region! Kiai!"
  • During battle (initial strike)
"If that is the move you chose after serious consideration, that's fine!"
  • After sending out last Pokémon
"Woooo! Your inexhaustible fighting spirit! Impressive!"
  • During battle (less than half HP)
"Am I being overpowered?! This is nothing! I will overpower you!"
  • When defeated
"After the battle, a fresh wind blew through my heart... Use the battle with me as a stepping stone and move forward!"
  • After being defeated
"Well done! You certainly are an unmatched talent! Come with me!"

Sprites

Spr BW Alder.png VSAlder.png
Alder's sprite from
Generation V
Alder's VS sprite from
Generation V

In the manga

File:Alder Pocket Monsters BW.png
Alder in Pocket Monsters BW

In the Pocket Monsters BW manga

Alder has appeared in the Pocket Monsters BW manga.

Trivia

  • In the Japanese version of Pokémon Black and White, Alder speaks in old-fashioned Japanese.
  • Alder is the only regional Champion that can only be battled after the main storyline is completed. This is due to N's activities preventing the battle the player would have with Alder after beating the Elite Four.
  • Coincidentally, Alder has a few similarities with Cipher Admin Dakim, both having spiky red hair and wearing a necklace of Poké Balls.
  • While he does not specialize in any specific type, three of his six Pokémon are Template:Type2.
    • This is more Pokémon with types in common than any other Champion without a type theme.
  • Alder is the only Champion whose identity as the regional Champion is revealed before the player challenges him in the Pokémon League.
  • Shown in his artwork, Alder carries nine Poké Balls with him.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese アデク Adeku From アデク adeku, Syzygium buxifolium.
English Alder Possibly from alder moth, which makes a reference to his Volcarona. May also be from alder, whose leaves are consumed by numerous species of butterflies and moths. The name origin of alder and its Latin name Alnus are also from the Proto-Indo-European root el- (red, brown). Red alder is also one of the largest species of the Alnus genus.
French Goyah Possibly from goya, a name for the bitter melon.
German Lauro Likely from Laurus. May also be a reference to the laurel wreath.
Italian Nardo Possibly from Nardostachys (spikenard).
Spanish Mirto From mirto, Myrtus (myrtle). In ancient Greece, myrtle crowns were given to champions who accomplished a deed without violence, such as olympic champions.


Games: BlueLanceRedStevenWallaceCynthia
AlderIrisDianthaTraceLeonAll player characters
Anime: CaptainDrakeAsh KetchumLanceCynthia
WallaceAlderDianthaSteven
Origins: BlueRed
Generations: BlueCynthiaDianthaCalem
Adventures: Professor OakRedSidneyPhoebe
GlaciaDrakeStevenWallace
CynthiaAlderIrisDiantha
EToP: DrakeAsh Ketchum
Zensho: ShigeruSatoshi
Other: Ronald*Rald*Glenn*

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