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Brock 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.
|| Reference to
|| タケシ Takeshi
|| 武 Takeshi, a name; or 猛し takeshi, brave. Contains the word たけ (take), mountain.
|| Badger; rhymes with rock.
|| Literally means "stone".
|| From English rock.
|| Transliteration of Brock.
|| Брок Brok
|| Transliteration of Brock.
|| 小剛 Xiǎo Gàng
|| 剛 is taken from 剛 Takeshi, an alternate spelling of the name.
|| 웅이 Ung-i
In the anime
In the anime, Brock is a Pokémon breeder who is a close friend and travelling companion of Ash. 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 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.
Brock always has his eyes closed, and the only times we see them open are when they are forced open from a hit with Charmander's Flamethrower in The Ninja Poké-Showdown, and when he makes a face for Larvitar in A Crowning Achievement. He also has tan skin, notably darker than the skin of any other major character in the series. Because of these traits, there is a heated debate about what race Brock is, as many think he may be black, Latino, or Asian.
Brock is considered the most mature and level-headed of the group. He often acts as an older brother to the other characters and a voice of reason in disputes, and he can understand and explain the situations and strategies in any Pokémon battle. However, all his maturity and rationality leaves him completely at the sight of a beautiful woman, and he will do anything and everything he thinks will impress her, which usually results in him making a total fool of himself.
He is a domestic, and grooms not only his Pokémon but also those of his friends with whom he travels. He handles the cooking and the cleaning, something he is quite used to, being the oldest of ten children.
He had a peculiar childhood and family life. His father, Flint, left home to become a great trainer. When he never returned, his mother, Lola, left them as well, leaving Brock to take care of his siblings by himself (though the English version of Showdown in Pewter City has Flint claim she died, and some speculate he was lying). However, Flint eventually returned home considering himself a failure, and instead of returning to his family he donned a disguise and sold rocks as souveniers at the edge of town. After Brock awarded Ash the Boulderbadge, Flint came forward and confessed who he was. Flint took on the responsibilities of the Pewter Gym and his family, leaving Brock free to journey with Ash and Misty.
Brock only became the Gym Leader because he felt it was his responsibility, and he admitted to Ash that he would rather care for Pokémon than battle them. It is his dream to become a great breeder, and when Flint took back control of the Gym, Brock was allowed to start following this dream. Most notably, he took care of a Vulpix that belonged to a breeder named Susie. Shortly before Vulpix was returned, Brock used it in a Pokémon Beauty contest.
Brock briefly left the show during the Orange Islands saga to work for Professor Ivy on Valencia Island and so is only seen in a couple of cameos in the second movie. While there, something happened that will probably remain secret as Brock will only huddle and say "that name" whenever he is asked about it. (Brock does mention his work for her in Destiny Deoxys, though this is again dub added.) After this incident, Brock returned to Kanto where he was found by Delia Ketchum, who helped him to regain his strength. Brock then became a rival to Mimey until he rejoined Ash and Misty as the three travelled to Johto.
Upon his return home 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 brightly decorated Water-type den. Brock battled her for the honor of Rock-types and won, promising his brother Forest that he would become Gym Leader someday.
After that, Brock continued to follow Ash through Hoenn, along with their new friends May and Max, and then through Kanto again as Ash took on the Battle Frontier. He joins Ash and Hikari in Shin'ō.
This listing is of Brock's Pokémon as of the most recent Japanese episode.
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, Susie)
In the games
Art of Brock from Pokémon Red and Blue
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 each game, there is only one other trainer in his gym: a Camper, whose name is Jerry in Generation II and Liam in Generation III. This trainer usually isn't devoted to the Rock-type, and may use pure Ground-type Pokémon like Sandshrew and Diglett.
In addition to the Boulderbadge, Brock gives out TM34 for Bide, in Pokémon Red and Blue, Pokémon Green, and Pokémon Yellow. In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, he gives out TM39 for Rock Tomb. In Pokémon Gold and Silver and Pokémon Crystal, he doesn't give out a TM. In the Generation I games and their Generation III remakes, one trainer will not allow you to continue onto Route 3 until you have defeated Brock.
This listing is of Brock's Pokémon in the games in which he has appeared.
- Level 41 Graveler: Defense Curl, Rock Slide, Rollout, Earthquake
- Level 41 Rhyhorn: Fury Attack, Scary Face, Earthquake, Horn Drill
- Level 42 Omastar: Bite, Surf, Protect, Spike Cannon
- Level 44 Onix: Bind, Rock Slide, Bide, Sandstorm
- Level 42 Kabutops: Slash, Surf, Endure, Giga Drain
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.
In the TCG
There is a Theme Deck named for Brock in the Gym Heroes expansion. It has two versions, English and Japanese.
This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Brock or his Pokémon in the Pokémon TCG.
In Promotional Cards
In the TFG
Brock appears as a rare trainer figure in the launch set, Next Quest, of the Pokémon Trading Figure Game.
- The Japanese name of the Boulderbadge is the Grey Badge.
- In the July 2006 issue of K-Zone Magazine, Eric Stuart was interviewed and stated that Brock's last name is Harrison.