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アーティ Arti
"Premier Insect Artist"
Black White Burgh.png
Artwork from Black and White
Gender Male
Eye color Green
Hair color Brown
Hometown Nacrene City
Region Unova
Trainer class Gym Leader
Generation V
Games Black and White
Leader of Castelia Gym
Badge Insect Badge
Specializes in Template:Type2s
Anime debut BW018
English voice actor N/A
Japanese voice actor Tōru Furuya

Burgh (Japanese: アーティ Arti) is the Gym Leader of Castelia City's Gym, known officially as the Castelia Gym. He specializes in Template:Type2 Pokémon. He gives the Insect Badge to Trainers who defeat him.

In the games

Burgh appears in Pokémon Black and White as the Gym Leader of Castelia City's gym. This gym is the third to be challenged by the player. Trainers who defeat Burgh will receive the Insect Badge, along with TM76 (Struggle Bug).

He also reappears at N's Castle where he and the other Unova Gym Leaders hold off the Seven Sages.


Pokémon Black and White

Gym match


Pokémon Black and White

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Burgh's sprite from
Generation V
Burgh's VS sprite from
Generation V

In the anime

Burgh in the anime

Burgh debuted in BW018. He first appears in Pinwheel Forest when Ash and Iris climb the tallest tree in the forest, and they were surprised to find Burgh in a cocoon-like cloak, hanging from the tree. He introduces himself to the gang and shows them his sketches of the forest. Suddenly a Sewaddle, who has taken a liking to Burgh, jumps up on his shoulder. He tells the trio that the Sewaddle had been accompanying him through the forest, even though it is not his Pokémon.

The next day, Burgh and the kids discover an ill Patrat, and he is able to heal it with some medicine. Suddenly Sewaddle is attached to a Deerling and falls into a raging river along with Ash. Burgh sends out his Leavanny, which uses String Shot to save them. Sewaddle's leaf on its head is damaged, but Leavanny fashions it a new one. Later, Burgh says his goodbyes to the group.

Burgh appears once more in BW022. He and the group investigate mysterious sounds coming from the sewer system in Castelia City. They discover and injured Venipede who poisons Ash after he rescued it from a pipe. Burgh quickly makes a remedy for him and bandages the Venipede's wounds. When the group returns to the surface, they find that a swarm of Venipede is reeking havoc on the city.

Burgh becomes somewhat angry to find out that the mayor plans to get rid of the Venipede using force and protests the idea. The mayor eventually decides to let him handle it. His idea was to find the leader of the Venipede and have Nurse Joy's Audino use Heal Pulse on it. He, Ash, and Iris eventually locate the leader only to see it be attacked by Trip and his Lampent. Burgh orders him to stop and tells him that he is only making things worse.

Once Nurse Joy's Audino uses Heal Pulse on the leader, Burgh plays his ocarina and leads the Venipede out of the City. He sees Ash and his friends off at the end of the episode when they decided to go with Professor Juniper to investigate the Desert Resort.

Ash will battle him in BW025.


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

Burgh's Leavanny
Leavanny debuted in BW018, when Sewaddle is accidentally attached to a Deerling and then thrown, along with Ash, into a raging river. Burgh sends Leavanny out and tells it to use String Shot, which saves them. It later fashioned leaves to place on the head of Sewaddle after its last head-cover had been ruined by the river.

It will battle Ash in BW025.

Leavanny's only known move is String Shot.

Debut BW018
Voice actors
Japanese Chiaki Takahashi


  • His Japanese Leader title is モスト インセクト アーティスト.


Language Name Origin
Japanese アーティ Arti From artichoke. Also from artist and art.
English Burgh From Bug.
French Artie From his Japanese name.
German Artie From his Japanese name.
Italian Artemisio From arte, art.
Spanish Camus From Camus de Bretagne.

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Gym Leaders of the Unova region
Striaton Gym Trio Badge
Cilan OD.png Chili OD.png Cress OD.png
Cilan Chili Cress
Nacrene Gym Basic Badge
Lenora OD.png
Castelia Gym Insect Badge
Burgh OD.png
Nimbasa Gym Bolt Badge
Elesa OD.png
Driftveil Gym Quake Badge
Clay OD.png
Mistralton Gym Jet Badge
Skyla OD.png
Icirrus Gym Freeze Badge
Brycen OD.png
Opelucid Gym Legend Badge
Drayden OD.png Iris BW OD.png
Drayden Iris
Aspertia Gym Basic Badge
Cheren OD.png
Virbank Gym Toxic Badge
Roxie OD.png
Humilau Gym Wave Badge
Marlon OD.png

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