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トウキ Touki
"A big wave in fighting"
Ruby Sapphire Brawly.png
Artwork from Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Gender Male
Eye color Blue
Hair color Sky Blue
Hometown Dewford Town
Region Hoenn
Trainer class Gym LeaderRSE
Pokémon TrainerB2W2
Generation III, V
Games Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Black 2 and White 2
Leader of Dewford Gym
Badge Knuckle Badge
Specializes in Fighting types
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 surfer who specializes in Fighting-type Pokémon.

In the games

Brawly's title is "A big wave in fighting." His strategy is direct physical attacks. He is also a deep thinker, often comparing the scene of battle to everyday life and vice-versa.

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.

Trainer's Eyes/Match Call

Leader BrawlyRS / The Big Hit BrawlyE

Direct physical action!
Trainer's Pokémon
Fighting Pokémon rule!
The world awaits me as the next big wave!


Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Pokémon Emerald

Gym battle

First rematch

Second rematch

Third rematch

Fourth rematch

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon World Tournament

Brawly uses three of these Pokémon in Single Battles, four in Double and Rotation Battles, and all six in Triple Battles. Brawly will always lead with his signature Pokémon, Hariyama.

Hoenn Leaders Tournament

Type Expert/World Leaders Tournament


Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald

Dewford Gym
  • Before battle
"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!"
  • When defeated
"Whoah, wow! You made a much bigger splash than I expected! You swamped me! Okay, you've got me. Take this Gym Badge!"
  • After being defeated
"The Knuckle Badge makes all Pokémon up to Level 30, even those you get in trades, obey without question. And, you'll be able to use the HM move Flash outside of battle. If you'd like, use this Technical Machine, too."
"That TM08 contains Bulk Up. It's a move that raises both Attack and Defense stats."
"I can see your talent becoming a giant wave to cause a storm of astonishment among Trainers one day!"
  • Before battle
"A wave may draw back, but it always returns to the shore. A giant wave of a talent like you... I knew you would return! Show me how much higher you've gone!"
  • When defeated
"Wow! Swamped again!"
  • After being defeated
"Battling is vast and it's deep. You can't see the bottom. It's just like the sea of Hoenn!"

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon World Tournament
  • Before battle (first round)
"So you wanted to challenge me? Let me see what you're made of!"
  • Before battle (second round)
"Pokémon battles are similar to how waves come in and out! I'm going to see if you're the kind of Trainer who can read that motion!"
  • Before battle (final round)
"I've been churned in the rough waves, and I've grown tough in a pitch-black cave! So you wanted to challenge me? Let me see what you're made of!"
  • When defeated
"Whoa, wow! You made a much bigger splash than I expected!"
  • If the player is defeated
"All right! I rode the big wave!"
  • After being defeated
"Someday your talent will become a big wave, creating a storm of surprise among Pokémon Trainers!"
  • After winning
"The one making a big wave is me! I'm going to keep on riding that wave!"
  • In the lobby, after the tournament
"Your skill is top notch... You made a big splash! Do you want to Surf with me?"


Spr RS Brawly.png Spr B2W2 Brawly.png File:Brawly III OD.png Brawly OD.png
Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprite from
Black 2 and White 2

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. At first, Ash was unable to realize Brawly was training his Pokémon by taking them surfing, and teaching them how to dodge and concentrate on keeping their balance. 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 in Just One of the Geysers!.

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 and eventually managed to knock Taillow out with a Cross Chop. 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.

Machop's known moves are Cross Chop and Karate Chop.

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

Hariyama 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
Brazilian Portuguese Vágner Fagundes (AG020)
Silvio Giraldi (AG030-AG031)
Spanish Latin America Noé Velázquez
Spain Iván Muelas

In the manga

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" (known as "secret of Ju" in the Chuang Yi translation) to counteract his opponents' strength and speed. 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 Blaise. Using direct, brutal strength acquired from old friend Bruno instead of his usual strategy, Brawly 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.

Brawly's Machop

Brawly's Machoke
Machop → Machoke
Machoke as a Machop, was the first Pokémon Brawly used in his battle against Sapphire where he fought against her Chic but was defeated by the newly evolved Combusken's moves before he could even use an attack. Machop later appeared again as a Machoke where he and his Trainer went to Fortree City for a Gym Leader's meeting. Brawly used Machoke in his battle against Blaise but he was defeated by his terrifying illusions.

Machoke's known moves are Focus Punch and Revenge, and his Ability is Guts.

Debut Mashing Makuhita
Brawly's Hariyama
Makuhita → Hariyama
Main article: Brawly's Hariyama

Hariyama first appeared as a Makuhita in Stick This in Your Craw, Crawdaunt II where he was seen surfing with his Trainer. Brawly used him in his Gym battle against Sapphire and he fought her Rono and managed to defeat him in battle. Makuhita then fought her newly evolved Combusken, Chic and despite evolving into a Hariyama and utilizing the Jū fighting style, he was eventually defeated. Brawly later used Hariyama in his battle against Blaise and managed to defeat him and his illusions with raw power acquired from Bruno.

Debut Stick This in Your Craw, Crawdaunt II

In the Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire manga

Brawly in Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire

Brawly appears in The Haunted Gym of Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire. He first appeared as Sableye's illusion when it was navigating Red and his Pokémon in the dark Dewford Gym. The group thought that Brawly was real when he was flexing his muscles but it turned out to be a poster Sableye put up. As the group went after Sableye after tricking them into believing that it was Brawly, they saw the real Brawly stuck in a Pelipper-shaped seat. Red and the Pokémon worked together to get him off and were successful. Brawly then thanked them in doing so and laughed at Clefairy after he got stuck in the seat.


Brawly's Sableye
Sableye is Brawly's only known Pokémon. It is considered an unusual choice for him as it was not a Fighting-type Pokémon and it is immune to Fighting moves. Due to the Dewford Gym being dark, Sableye helped Red and his Pokémon navigate through. Sableye then tricked them into believing that Brawly was there but it turned out that Sableye was putting up a poster of him flexing his muscles. When Sableye did so again but this time, showing the group a doll, it ran off and the group chased after it. Clefairy found Sableye with the real Brawly when he kicked down a door in one of the rooms. It turned out that Sableye was feeding Brawly when he was stuck in a Pelipper-shaped seat. As the group freed Brawly from being stuck, Sableye and Brawly laughed at Clefairy when he became stuck in the seat.

None of Sableye's moves are known.

Debut The Haunted Gym



Language Name Origin
Japanese トウキ Touki From 当帰 Tōki, Angelica acutiloba. Also from 闘気 tōki, fighting spirit.
English Brawly Contains the word 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 (Mandarin) 藤樹/藤树 Téngshù From the Japanese name 藤樹 Tōki.

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Dewford Gym Knuckle Badge
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Petalburg Gym Balance Badge
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Sootopolis Gym Rain Badge
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