Barry (anime)

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ジュン Jun
Gender Male
Eye color Orange
Hair color Blond
Hometown Twinleaf Town
Region Sinnoh
Relatives Palmer (father)
Trainer class Trainer
Game counterpart Barry
Anime debut Barry's Busting Out All Over!
English voice actor Jamie McGonnigal
Japanese voice actor Tatsuhisa Suzuki

Barry (Japanese: ジュン Jun) is a recurring character in the Pokémon anime whose debut appearance was in Barry's Busting Out All Over!. He was one of Ash's two rivals in Sinnoh.


Barry made his debut appearance in Barry's Busting Out All Over!, where he was intended to challenge Fantina for a Gym battle, but coming up with Ash at the door of the Gym. He then challenged Ash to a battle to prove his training methods wrong, but Ash came out the victor.

Barry at the beginning of his Journey

After Ash defeated him, Barry stayed to watch Ash challenge Fantina in A Shield with a Twist!. At times, Barry was skeptical about Ash's strategy in the battle, but by the end of the fight, he realized that his techniques were excellent. He later stated that he would be his rival if Ash could defeat Byron, whom Barry had previously beaten.

Barry and Palmer

After staying with the group for the following episode, he departed to train at Iron Island, but appeared again in Steeling Peace of Mind! and Saving the World From Ruins! at Iron Island, where after being caught up in Team Galactic's plot to use the island as a radar to scan for Spear Pillar he and Ash put aside most of their differences and became friendly rivals. He also appeared in Stopped in the Name of Love! where he wanted to enter the Pokémon Ping Pong Tournament, which he later loses in To Thine Own Pokémon Be True!. It is also revealed that he is good friends with Dawn's rival, Kenny. He also appeared in Old Rivals, New Tricks! watching Dawn and Kenny participate in the Contest held in Sandalstraw Town.

Barry appeared again in Historical Mystery Tour! where he then decided to have a battle with Ash, which was soon interrupted. He bumps into his father, Palmer at the end of the episode. In Challenging a Towering Figure!, he entered the Battle Tournament as part of the Twinleaf Festival in the hope that he would get to battle Palmer, but soon lost to Ash.

Barry and Ash

Barry reappeared in Gotta Get a Gible!, where he battled Ash and his newly-caught Gible. Barry wins his first battle against Ash, but Ash doesn't take it harshly, praising Gible anyway and instructing it to listen next time. Barry celebrates his win as he holds up his ticket to challenge Fantina, but Gible bites his hand and eats the ticket.

Barry once again appeared in Fighting Ire with Fire!, along with Paul where he challenged his idol to a battle, but to his dismay, Paul refused. Barry then battled Ash once again, using his Empoleon against Ash's Monferno. However, the battle was put on hold when Team Rocket attacked.

In An Old Family Blend!, Barry showed up for the Lily of the Valley Conference where he was seen in the stadium along with all the other competitors. In League Unleashed!, he passed the preliminary round. In Casting a Paul on Barry! he battled his idol Paul in the third round of the Lily of the Valley Conference, and even though he put up a strong battle, utilizing two new Pokémon in his team, Skarmory and Hitmonlee, along with his partner, Empoleon, he ended up falling before the superior strength and tactics of Paul and his team. He then stayed and watched Ash's battles with Paul and Tobias, and he parted from the group in The Semi-Final Frontier! promising to be reunited with Ash and become as strong as him.

Barry made a cameo appearance in Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

In SS024, it seems that Barry has gone off on another journey.


He was shown to have a very hyperactive personality, much like his game counterpart. Barry admires Paul and his training methods, and wants to be a strong Trainer like him. He also has a slightly similar mentality as Paul's, as in capturing strong Pokémon for training. However, unlike Paul, he still cares for his Pokémon.

Dawn knew Barry back when they both lived in Twinleaf Town; however, Barry doesn't remember her. He only recognizes Ash, Brock, and Dawn due to the fact that they participated in the Sinnoh Double Battle Tournament with Paul.


This listing is of Barry's known Pokémon in the anime:

On hand

Barry's Empoleon
Main article: Barry's Empoleon

Empoleon is Barry's main Pokémon. Empoleon was first seen in Barry's Busting Out All Over! in battle against Ash's Pikachu where he loses the match.

Debut Barry's Busting Out All Over!
Barry's Staraptor
Staraptor was the first Pokémon to be used in the battle against Ash. It went up against Ash's Chimchar and was knocked out with a combination of Dig and Flamethrower.

Staraptor appeared again in Steeling Peace of Mind! where it took on Team Galactic, only for it to get hit by Golbat's Sludge Bomb.

Staraptor's known moves are Tackle, Close Combat, and Wing Attack.

Debut Barry's Busting Out All Over!
Voice actors
English Sarah Natochenny
Barry's Roserade
Roserade was the second Pokémon Barry used after Staraptor got knocked out in his first battle against Ash. It managed to defeat Chimchar with a barrage of Poison Jabs as Chimchar was worn out from the battle with Staraptor. Roserade's next opponent was Gliscor, it traded Poison Jabs with Gliscor's X-Scissor's, only for both of them to get defeated at the same time.

Roserade appeared again in Steeling Peace of Mind! where it battled Team Galactic, only for it to be hit by Golbat's Air Cutter.

Roserade's only known move is Poison Jab.

Debut Barry's Busting Out All Over!
Voice actors
Japanese Ikue Ohtani
English Sarah Natochenny
Barry's Heracross
Barry's Heracross first appears in Steeling Peace of Mind! on Iron Island alongside its Trainer. It was training with Empoleon on Iron Island. The training gets interrupted when Empoleon starts attacking them as it was controlled by the sound waves coming from within the island.

Later, it takes Barry on a flight around Iron Island to see the cause of the Template:Type2 to go haywire, including his Empoleon. Heracross is then hit by a Skarmory's Steel Wing, sending them falling onto Team Rocket. Heracross attacks Team Rocket as they were accused to be the ones behind all of this. However, after pointing out the machines located on the island, it turns out that another villainous team was the cause. The Galactic's Golbat attack them with Air Cutter and severely damage Heracross.

Heracross reappears in Historical Mystery Tour battling Ash's Pikachu. Heracross was able to withstand Pikachu's attacks and became stronger from last time. The battle gets interrupted as a Xatu flies by. Xatu leads the group to a tent owned by a Clown and they get sent to another world. When they wake up, they get separated and search for their Pokémon.

While Barry was looking for his Heracross, he finds a tree. He has a flashback about the time he caught Heracross by slathering honey on a tree. He does the same this time and Heracross comes up to Barry and the tree.

Heracross's known moves are Megahorn, Fury Attack, Horn Attack and Double-Edge.

Debut Steeling Peace of Mind!
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English Katsuyuki Konishi
Barry's Skarmory
Skarmory was the first Pokémon used in the Sinnoh League in his match against Paul, going up against Paul's Magmortar. In the first turn, Skarmory used Spikes on the field to damage Paul's Pokémon whenever they are sent out. Afterwards, it was easily knocked out by Magmortar's Flamethrower.

Skarmory's only known move is Spikes.

Debut Casting a Paul on Barry!
Voice actors
English Tom Wayland
Barry's Hitmonlee
Hitmonlee was the third Pokémon Barry sent out in his Sinnoh League match against Paul after recalling Empoleon where it battled against Paul's Ursaring in the Sinnoh League.

Both gave a good fight, where Hitmonlee showed good speed, agility and strength. Ursaring managed to evade some attacks, but when it was hit by Hitmonlee's Blaze Kick, it was burned, and this activated its Guts Ability, which increased Ursaring's attack brutally which it used to defeat Hitmonlee with a powerful Hammer Arm.

Hitmonlee's known moves are Mega Kick, Close Combat, Hi Jump Kick and Blaze Kick.

Debut Casting a Paul on Barry!
Voice actors
English Tom Wayland

Badges obtained

Barry's Badges

This listing is of the Badges Barry has obtained:

Barry had three more Badges in Gotta Get a Gible! in addition to his first three that was revealed in Barry's Busting Out All Over!; however, which three Badges he had is unknown.

Pokémon League

Barry has competed in the following Pokémon League competitions:

Pokémon competitions

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 鈴木達央 Tatsuhisa Suzuki
English Jamie McGonnigal
Czech Vojtěch Hájek
Danish Mikkel Følsgaard
Finnish Petrus Kähkönen
European French Gregory Praet
German Roman Wolko
Hebrew קובי ליקורמן Kobbi Likorman
Indonesian Kamal Nasuti (DP157*)
Italian Stefano Pozzi
Brazilian Portuguese Thiago Longo
Spanish Latin America Ricardo Bautista (DP101-DP103 , DP163-present)
Miguel Ángel Ruiz (DP110-DP157)
Spain Álex Saudinós



Language Name Origin
Japanese ジュン Jun Possibly from Junichi Masuda.
English, German Barry
Spanish Barry/Benito*
Korean 용식 Yongsik
Chinese 阿馴 Ā Xùn From the name 馴 Jun. 馴 means to tame/train.

Indigo Plateau Conference: MandiPeteGaryJeanetteMelissaAshRitchieAssunta
Silver Conference: DarrenSalvadorJacksonMacyGaryAshHarrisonJon
Ever Grande Conference: JumpVivicaGilbertGavinDominickClark
Lily of the Valley Conference: JeffreyNandoBarryConwayPaulAshTobias
Vertress Conference: RadleyMikaelUltimoKendrickTripBiancaEmmanuel
Lumiose Conference: TrevorTitusAstridTiernoRemoSawyerAshAlain

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenneLanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom Pokédex
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulZoeyNandoKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilAlainAriaMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladion
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthWobbuffetGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerShellyArchieTabithaMaxieHunter JSaturnMarsJupiterCyrusCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretLysandreXerosicCelosiaBryonyMableAlianaTuppZippRappFaba
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperCedric JuniperDr. FennelProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor Burnet
Relatives Delia KetchumFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsNanny and Pop-PopNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's motherHarper and SarahLusamineGladionRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherAbeMallow's brotherSophocles's parents
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceStevenMr. SukizoRaoul ContestaVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianMarianRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinDianthaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSquishyZ2Samson OakHobbesNebbyWickeGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsIsland KahunasMany temporary characters

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