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A picture of Brock from the Anime

Brock (Japanese: タケシ Takeshi) is the Gym Leader of the Pewter City Gym. He hands out the Boulderbadge to trainers who defeat him. He specializes in Rock-type Pokémon.

His Japanese name can be taken to mean "strength" (武), and his English name literally means "badger" but was selected because it sounds like the word "rock".

In the Anime

In the anime, Brock is a Pokémon Breeder who is currently travelling with Ash, May, and Max through the Hoenn region. His Japanese voice actor is うえだ ゆうじ Yūji Ueda, and his English voice actor is Eric Stuart. He originally trained Rock-type Pokémon, but has, since the beginning of the anime, diversified. He makes scrumptious Pokémon food, and he hits on every pretty girl he meets, particularly Officer Jenny and Nurse Joy- both of whom he sings about in the English-language Pokémon Karaokémon song "Two Perfect Girls". He also sings the ending theme タケシのパラダイス Takeshi's Paradise, which is about pretty girls.

He is a domestic, taking care of the tasks of not only grooming his Pokémon, but also those of the kids with whom he travels. He handles the cooking and the cleaning, something he is quite used to, being the oldest of ten children.

His family life deserves a mention, owing to it being most peculiar. His father, Flint, left home to become a great trainer. When he never returned, his mother, Mizuho, up and left them, leaving Brock to take care of his siblings by himself (the English version of Showdown in Pewter City has Flint claming she died, although he was clearly lying). It turned out Flint considered himself a failure and was selling rocks at the edge of town. When Brock left to journey with Ash and Misty, he left Flint in charge of the Pewter Gym.

Upon his return after journeying through Johto, Brock was dismayed to find that his mother had returned and commandeered the gym, turning the Rock-type haven into a Water-type den. Brock battled her for the honor of Rock-types and won, promising his brother Jiro that he would become Gym Leader someday.

Brock always has his eyes closed, and the only time we see them open is in A Crowning Achievement, where he makes a face for Larvitar. Another heated debate is what race Brock is, as many think he may be black, mexican, or asian.


This listing is of Brock's Pokémon as of the most recent Japanese episode.

On hand

At Pewter Gym


  • Vulpix (he said, however, that he never considered Vulpix his own, and that he was only raising it for its true owner, Suzie)

In the Games

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Art of Brock from Pokémon FireRed and Pokémon LeafGreen

Brock's title is The Rock-Solid Pokémon Trainer. Brock is quite proud of his rock-hard willpower, and uses Rock-type Pokémon to complement this.

Brock is one of the few truly serious professional Pokémon trainers in the Pewter City area. He's tough, people respect him, and most admire him. Supposedly, it's hard to get him to laugh or drop his serious demeanor, but when he does, he can't stop.

Brock likes to dig for fossils in Mt. Moon, which is possibly how he ended up getting a Kabutops and Omastar in Generation II.

In addition to the Boulderbadge, Brock gives out TM34, Bide, in Pokémon Red and Blue, Pokémon Green, and Pokémon Yellow. In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, he gives out TM39, Rock Tomb.

In Pokémon Gold and Silver and Pokémon Crystal, he doesn't give out a TM.


This listing is of Brock's Pokémon in the video games in which he has appeared.

Pokémon Red/Green/Blue/FireRed/LeafGreen

Pokémon Yellow

  • Level 10 Geodude
  • Level 12 Onix

Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal

  • Level 41 Graveler
  • Level 41 Rhyhorn
  • Level 42 Omastar
  • Level 42 Kabutops
  • Level 44 Onix

Pokémon Stadium

Pokémon Stadium 2

In the Pokémon Special Manga

Brock is a brave trainer in Pokémon Special, and he assists Erika and Misty in their battles against Team Rocket. He also gave Yellow her Graveler.

Brock works as a security guard at the Pewter Museum of Science.


This listing is of Brock's Pokémon in the Pokémon Special manga.

  • Geodude
  • Geodude
  • Geodude
  • Geodude
  • Kabuto → Kabutops
  • Onix


  • Graveler (given to Yellow)

In the TCG



This listing is of Brock's Pokémon in the Pokémon TCG.

  • Level 13 Sandshrew
  • Level 20 Sandshrew
  • Level 26 Sandslash
  • Level 10 Vulpix
  • Level 5 Zubat
  • Level 11 Zubat
  • Level 30 Golbat
  • Level 10 Mankey
  • Level 12 Mankey
  • Level 13 Geodude
  • Level 15 Geodude
  • Level 30 Graveler
  • Level 40 Golem
  • Level 30 Onix
  • Level 41 Onix
  • Level 24 Lickitung
  • Level 25 Rhyhorn
  • Level 29 Rhyhorn
  • Level 38 Rhydon

In the Vs set, he also has

  • Omastar
  • Kabutops


The Japanese name of the Boulder Badge is the Grey Badge.

Gym Leaders of the Kanto region
Pewter Gym Boulder Badge
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Cerulean Gym Cascade Badge
Misty OD.png
Vermilion Gym Thunder Badge
Lt Surge OD.png
Lt. Surge
Celadon Gym Rainbow Badge
Erika OD.png
Fuchsia Gym Soul Badge
Koga OD.png Janine OD.png
Koga Janine
Saffron Gym Marsh Badge
Sabrina OD.png
Cinnabar Gym Volcano Badge
Blaine OD.png
Viridian Gym Earth Badge
Giovanni OD.png Blue
Giovanni Blue