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トウキ Touki
"A big wave in fighting"
Art from R/S/E
Gender Male
Eye color Blue
Hair color Sky blue
Hometown Dewford Town
Region Hoenn
Trainer class Gym Leader
Generation III
Games Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Leader of Dewford Gym
Badge Knuckle Badge
Specializes in Template:Type2s
Anime debut Brave the Wave
English voice actor Jason Griffith
Japanese voice actor Kōhei Kiyasu

Brawly (Japanese: トウキ Touki) is the Gym Leader of Dewford Town's Gym, known officially as the Dewford Gym. Trainers who defeat him receive the Knuckle Badge. He is a young man who specializes in Template:Type2 Pokémon.

In the games

Brawly's title is "A big wave in fighting." His strategy is direct physical attacks. He thinks "Fighting Pokémon rule."

Brawly's Gym is kept in pitch-black darkness to test the bravery of the Trainers. Brawly also trains in the rough waves around Dewford and the pitch-black Granite Cave.

He believes the world awaits him as the next big wave. He often talks in surfing jargon, and constantly talks about "big waves"- both literal and metaphorical.

Brawly once trained with Bruno of the Kanto Elite Four in Sevault Canyon of Quest Island.

In addition to the Knuckle Badge, Brawly gives out TM08 (Bulk Up), in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald.


This listing is for Brawly's Pokémon in the video games in which he has appeared.

Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire

Pokémon Emerald

First Rematch

Second Rematch

Third Rematch

Fourth Rematch


"I'm Brawly! Dewford's Gym Leader! I've been churned in the rough waves of these parts, and I've grown tough in the pitch-black cave! So you wanted to challenge me? Let me see what you're made of!"

"Whoah, wow! You made a much bigger splash than I expected! You swamped me! Okay, you've got me. Take this Gym Badge!"

"I can see your talent becoming a giant wave to cause a storm of astonishment among Trainers one day!"

At and after first rematch:

"A giant wave of a talent like you... I knew you would return! Show me how much higher you've gone!"

"Wow! Swamped again!"

"Battling is vast and it's deep. You can't see the bottom. It's just like the sea of Hoenn!"

Trainer's Eyes

Strategy - Direct physical action!

Trainer's Pokémon - Fighting Pokémon rule!

Self-Introduction - The world awaits me as the next big wave!

In the anime

Brawly in the anime

He first appeared in Brave the Wave. Ash was very annoyed that Brawly would put off a Gym battle in favor of going surfing. Brawly trains his Pokémon by taking them surfing, and through this they learn how to dodge and concentrate on keeping their balance, but Ash didn't know that and found it stupid. A combination of this special form of dodging and Ash's own arrogance allowed Brawly to best the younger Trainer despite a type disadvantage. After this and a conversation with Brawly where he explained his techniques, Ash trained for several weeks in anticipation of a rematch. Ash even went so far as to copy Brawly's wave-training to teach his Pokémon how to dodge and resist attacks.

Brawly again appeared in A Meditite Fight where Ash battled one of Brawly's students in a storm. Brawly showed up and told them to call off the match until the storm passed.

Brawly led everyone, even Team Rocket, to a cave on the shore to wait for the storm to pass. After seeing Ash's battle against his star pupil, Brawly agreed to a rematch in a private arena- a wave-swept islet off the coast of Dewford.

Using his Pokémon's new techniques and his newly-caught Corphish, Ash was finally able to claim the Knuckle Badge.

Brawly once trained with Chuck, a Gym Leader from Johto. Brawly teaches many of the locals how to surf as well as how to train Pokémon. Many of his pupils at the Gym are surfers like himself.


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

Brawly's Machop
Machop was the first Pokémon Brawly used against Ash in both the first gym battle and the rematch. During the first match it was sent up against Taillow and although Taillow kept using Wing Attack and hitting it, Machop kept getting up. Then, Ash used Treecko which was finally able to defeat it.

In Ash and Brawly's rematch, Machop was again used first. It began to overpower Treecko, but fell to Ash's newly caught Corphish.

Debut Brave the Wave
Voice actors
Japanese Shin'ichirō Miki
English Wayne Grayson
Brawly's Hariyama
Main article: Brawly's Hariyama

It first appeared as a Makuhita and enjoys surfing the waves. After a gym battle with Treecko, it evolved into Hariyama, and defeated Treecko. After helping the gang to escape from a violent storm, Ash had his rematch against Brawly. Hariyama was able to defeat Corphish and almost defeated Treecko, but thanks to Ash's strategy, Treecko was able to defeat Hariyama after a fierce battle.

Debut Brave the Wave
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Maddie Blaustein

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 喜安浩平 Kōhei Kiyasu
English Jason Griffith
European French Arnaud Léonard
Spanish Latin America Noé Velásquez
Spain Iván Muelas

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

File:Roxanne and Brawly.png
Brawly and his Makuhita (top) with Roxanne and her Nosepass (left)

Brawly also trains his Pokémon by surfing with them in Pokémon Adventures. His strategy is to use "subtle forces" over speed and power to use his opponents' strength against them. He also likes to save his Pokémon's evolutions for battles.

During his match with Sapphire, his Makuhita evolved into Hariyama. Sapphire figured out that his use of Counter could be overcome by moves which attacked with multiple hits, such as Double Kick. Due to a misunderstanding, she was also expecting Brawly's Pokémon to evolve.

Brawly sided with Team Aqua in the Hoenn conflict because he wanted more places to surf. He changed his mind after Kyogre and Groudon started their rampage. His opponent during the Kyogre/Groudon fiasco was Mack. Using direct, brutal strength instead of his usual strategy, he defeated him at the cost of his own Pokémon. He was last seen on the Pokémon Association's airship "Ba.Goon", resting from his injuries.


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

Makuhita → Hariyama



Language Name Reference to
Japanese トウキ (Touki) 当帰 Tōki, Angelica acutiloba. And 闘気 tōki, fighting spirit.
English Brawly Chosen for beginning with brawl.
French Bastien From baston, fight.
German Kamillo Possible derivation from Kampf, fight.
Italian Rudi From rude, rough, hard.
Spanish Marcial From marcial, martial.
Korean 철구 Cheolgu Means wrecking ball.
Chinese 藤樹/藤树 Téngshù From 藤樹 Tōki, a name.


External links

Gym Leaders of the Hoenn region
Rustboro Gym Stone Badge
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Dewford Gym Knuckle Badge
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Mauville Gym Dynamo Badge
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Lavaridge Gym Heat Badge
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Petalburg Gym Balance Badge
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Fortree Gym Feather Badge
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Mossdeep Gym Mind Badge
Tate Liza
Tate and Liza
Sootopolis Gym Rain Badge
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Wallace Juan

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