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===Role===
 
===Role===
 
===={{game|Black and White|s}}====
 
===={{game|Black and White|s}}====
Cheren is a childhood friend of the {{player}} who, like the player, lives in the starting town of [[Nuvema Town]]. While he holds a greater knowledge in Pokémon than his friends and tends to offer the player advice during the course of their journey, his comments are often witty and intellectual. He also misunderstands [[Bianca]]'s humor often, to her dismay. Whilst [[Professor Juniper]] describes him as being very honest, she also remarks that he can be 'a little difficult'; his impatience in particular is often seen throughout the earlier stages of his journey. He is also described as being quite judgmental by [[Alder]].
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Cheren is a childhood friend of the {{player}} who also lives in the starting town of [[Nuvema Town]]. While he holds a greater knowledge in Pokémon than his friends and tends to offer the player advice during the course of their journey, his comments are often witty and intellectual. He also misunderstands [[Bianca]]'s humor often, to her dismay. While [[Professor Juniper]] describes him as being very honest, she also remarks that he can be 'a little difficult'; his impatience in particular is often seen throughout the earlier stages of his journey. He is also described as being quite judgmental by [[Alder]].
   
In keeping with the theme of truth and ideals often seen in Black and White, Cheren represents those who pursue ideals—more precisely, as [[N]] pointed out in [[Chargestone Cave]], the ideal of strength. His goal is to become the {{pkmn|Champion}} and he always strives to become stronger, yet the first time that Alder asked him why he strives to become stronger, he was quite unsure of his reasons. He then starts to ponder to himself how to do so—something that Alder said he used to do with his partner Pokémon as well—and what exactly it means to be strong. Alder also remarked that Cheren is a lot like [[Marshal]].
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In keeping with the theme of truth and ideals often seen in Black and White, Cheren represents those who pursue ideals—more precisely, as [[N]] pointed out in [[Chargestone Cave]], the ideal of strength. His goal is to become the {{pkmn|Champion}} and he always strives to become stronger. However, Alder asked him for the first time why he strives to become stronger, he was quite unsure of his reasons. He then starts to ponder to himself how to do so—something that Alder said he used to do with his partner Pokémon as well—and what exactly it means to be strong. Alder also remarked that Cheren is a lot like [[Marshal]].
   
 
Like the player and Bianca, Cheren receives a [[starter Pokémon]] as a gift from [[Professor Juniper]] at the start of the game. He always chooses the starter with a [[type]] advantage over the player's starter. The player will encounter and battle him several times throughout the game. After the main storyline, Cheren can be found on {{rt|5|Unova}}. After talking to him there, he moves to {{OBP|Victory Road|Black and White}} where he can be battled once a day.
 
Like the player and Bianca, Cheren receives a [[starter Pokémon]] as a gift from [[Professor Juniper]] at the start of the game. He always chooses the starter with a [[type]] advantage over the player's starter. The player will encounter and battle him several times throughout the game. After the main storyline, Cheren can be found on {{rt|5|Unova}}. After talking to him there, he moves to {{OBP|Victory Road|Black and White}} where he can be battled once a day.
   
 
====[[Pokémon Black and White Versions 2|Pokémon Black 2 and White 2]]====
 
====[[Pokémon Black and White Versions 2|Pokémon Black 2 and White 2]]====
In {{2v2|Black|White|2}}, Cheren is the new {{type|Normal}} [[Gym Leader]] in [[Aspertia City]], the player's hometown. He gives away the {{Badge|Basic}}, replacing [[Lenora]]. Trainers who defeat Cheren will receive the Basic Badge, along with {{TM|83|Work Up}}. Outside of battle, Cheren works as a teacher at the Aspertia Trainer School, with one of his pupils being Lass Serena in the [[Aspertia Gym]], according to her.
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In {{2v2|Black|White|2}}, Cheren is the new {{type|Normal}} [[Gym Leader]] in [[Aspertia City]], the player's hometown. He gives away the {{Badge|Basic}}, replacing [[Lenora]]. Trainers who defeat Cheren will receive the Basic Badge, along with {{TM|83|Work Up}}. Outside of battle, Cheren works as a teacher at the Aspertia Trainer School, with one of his pupils being {{tc|Lass}} Serena in the [[Aspertia Gym]], according to her.
   
Cheren appears numerous times throughout the game, such as in {{ci|Driftveil}} and [[Opelucid City]], as well as {{rt|21|Unova}}. He gives the player and Hugh advice and guidance on the current situation, such as the freezing of Opelucid City, where [[Drayden]] learns of Cheren's ascension to the position of Aspertia Gym Leader.
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Cheren appears numerous times throughout the game, such as in {{ci|Driftveil}} and [[Opelucid City]], as well as {{rt|21|Unova}}. He gives the player and [[Hugh]] advice and guidance on the current situation, such as the freezing of Opelucid City, where [[Drayden]] learns of Cheren's ascension to the position of Aspertia Gym Leader.
   
 
After the player enters the [[Hall of Fame]], Cheren can be found at [[Pinwheel Forest]], investigating the activities of [[Team Plasma]]. He will accompany the player as a [[Multi Battle]] partner. After encountering [[Gorm]], Cheren will thank the player with an [[Upgrade|Up-Grade]] and then return to the [[Aspertia Gym]].
 
After the player enters the [[Hall of Fame]], Cheren can be found at [[Pinwheel Forest]], investigating the activities of [[Team Plasma]]. He will accompany the player as a [[Multi Battle]] partner. After encountering [[Gorm]], Cheren will thank the player with an [[Upgrade|Up-Grade]] and then return to the [[Aspertia Gym]].
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===Quotes===
 
===Quotes===
{{incomplete|section|needs=Some B2W2, Masters quotes}}
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{{incomplete|section|needs=Masters quotes}}
 
===={{game|Black and White|s}}====
 
===={{game|Black and White|s}}====
 
;[[Nuvema Town]]
 
;[[Nuvema Town]]
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* After battling Bianca
 
* After battling Bianca
 
:''"Uh… … Bianca, would you take a look around?"''
 
:''"Uh… … Bianca, would you take a look around?"''
:''"You…are completely hopeless. Here! I'll restore your Pokémon for you. {{tt|<player>'s Pokémon needs to be fixed up, too|&quot;It's amazing that you won without your Pokémon's losing any energy, which is called HP. But you used some of the moves' Power Points, or PP, though.&quot; if the player did not lose any HP in their battle with Bianca, which is impossible to do in-game}}."''
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:''"You…are completely hopeless. Here! I'll restore your Pokémon for you. {{tt|<player>'s Pokémon needs to be fixed up, too|&quot;It's amazing that you won without your Pokémon's losing any energy, which is called HP. But you used some of the moves' Power Points, or PP, though.&quot; if the player did not lose any HP in their battle with Bianca, which is nearly impossible to do in-game}}."''
 
:''"I believe you're right! It'll be no problem for me to keep the room from getting any messier. Besides, it's not fair if you two are the only ones who get to have fun battling!"'
 
:''"I believe you're right! It'll be no problem for me to keep the room from getting any messier. Besides, it's not fair if you two are the only ones who get to have fun battling!"'
 
:''"It's decided. You'll be my opponent… in our first Pokémon battle!"'
 
:''"It's decided. You'll be my opponent… in our first Pokémon battle!"'
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:''"Let's see what you can do, [[Tepig]]/[[Oshawott]]/[[Snivy]]!
   
 
* After the first damaging, non-KO hit
 
* After the first damaging, non-KO hit
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:''"Finally, I can become a Pokémon Trainer. I'll have real battles with other Trainers and get stronger. Wait and see!"''{{tt|*|If talked to}}
 
:''"Finally, I can become a Pokémon Trainer. I'll have real battles with other Trainers and get stronger. Wait and see!"''{{tt|*|If talked to}}
   
*Outside Lab
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* Outside Lab
 
:''"I'll take good care of it."''
 
:''"I'll take good care of it."''
 
:''"If I use this [[Town Map]], I'll always know where I am… That's certainly helpful. Shall we head to Route 1? The Professor's waiting."''
 
:''"If I use this [[Town Map]], I'll always know where I am… That's certainly helpful. Shall we head to Route 1? The Professor's waiting."''
   
*Near Route 1
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* Near Route 1
 
:''"Bianca says if we're starting a journey, she wants us all to take our first step at the same time."
 
:''"Bianca says if we're starting a journey, she wants us all to take our first step at the same time."
 
:''"OK, here we go!"''
 
:''"OK, here we go!"''
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:''"Professor Juniper, I'm sorry to have kept you waiting."''
 
:''"Professor Juniper, I'm sorry to have kept you waiting."''
   
*After the catching demonstration
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* After the catching demonstration
 
:''"She forgot to say Pokémon jump out at you in the tall grass. I'm heading to Accumula Town, too."''
 
:''"She forgot to say Pokémon jump out at you in the tall grass. I'm heading to Accumula Town, too."''
 
:''"But we need to get going! I'd imagine the Professor's waiting too."''
 
:''"But we need to get going! I'd imagine the Professor's waiting too."''
 
:''"Huh. Actually, that sounds interesting. It will fill up Pokédex pages, so I'm sure it will please the Professor too. OK, then. Until we reach Accumula Town, take care of healing your Pokémon at your house."''
 
:''"Huh. Actually, that sounds interesting. It will fill up Pokédex pages, so I'm sure it will please the Professor too. OK, then. Until we reach Accumula Town, take care of healing your Pokémon at your house."''
   
*Outside Accumula Town
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* Outside Accumula Town
 
:''"<player>, are you going to compare yourself with Bianca? Both Bianca and I have two Pokémon with us."''{{tt|*|If talked to}}
 
:''"<player>, are you going to compare yourself with Bianca? Both Bianca and I have two Pokémon with us."''{{tt|*|If talked to}}
 
:''"Incidentally, if you check your Pokédex, you'll see how many Pokémon you've found and how many you've caught. I'm off to Accumula Town! The Professor is waiting."''
 
:''"Incidentally, if you check your Pokédex, you'll see how many Pokémon you've found and how many you've caught. I'm off to Accumula Town! The Professor is waiting."''
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;[[Striaton City]]
 
;[[Striaton City]]
*In Trainer's School
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* In Trainer's School
 
:''"When a Pokémon is {{status|poison}}ed, its {{stat|HP}} decreases while it is battling. Hey, <player>. Have you come looking for the Gym Leader?"''
 
:''"When a Pokémon is {{status|poison}}ed, its {{stat|HP}} decreases while it is battling. Hey, <player>. Have you come looking for the Gym Leader?"''
 
::'''No''': ''"Nothing improves your skill as a trainer like battles. That's why challenging the Gym Leaders is great practice."
 
::'''No''': ''"Nothing improves your skill as a trainer like battles. That's why challenging the Gym Leaders is great practice."
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:''"You should have spoken up sooner! <Player>, we're going to get that Pokémon back. Bianca! Please stay by the girls side."''
 
:''"You should have spoken up sooner! <Player>, we're going to get that Pokémon back. Bianca! Please stay by the girls side."''
   
*Outside Wellspring Cave
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* Outside Wellspring Cave
 
:''"They ran inside here! <Player>, your Pokémon's HP is fine and you're ready to go, right?"
 
:''"They ran inside here! <Player>, your Pokémon's HP is fine and you're ready to go, right?"
 
::'''No''': ''"I could never forgive myself if we were to lose to the kinds of thugs who would take peoples Pokémon! I'll wait here. Hurry and get ready!"''
 
::'''No''': ''"I could never forgive myself if we were to lose to the kinds of thugs who would take peoples Pokémon! I'll wait here. Hurry and get ready!"''
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;[[Plasma Frigate]]
 
;[[Plasma Frigate]]
*Before the ambush
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* Before the ambush
 
:''"And... It seems like it's disguised as an old sailboat... But that can't be it, right?"''
 
:''"And... It seems like it's disguised as an old sailboat... But that can't be it, right?"''
   
*Before Multi Battle
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* Before Multi Battle
 
:''"<Player>! I'd like to show them what the two of us can do, so could you help me out?"''
 
:''"<Player>! I'd like to show them what the two of us can do, so could you help me out?"''
   
*After the battle
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* After the battle
 
:''"Thanks! You've really become much stronger! Help out Hugh next, OK?"''
 
:''"Thanks! You've really become much stronger! Help out Hugh next, OK?"''
 
:''"There are so many of them. What a bother!"''
 
:''"There are so many of them. What a bother!"''
   
*After the battle alongside Hugh
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* After the battle alongside Hugh
 
:''"Good idea... There are a lot of things I want to ask about as well."''
 
:''"Good idea... There are a lot of things I want to ask about as well."''
 
:''"Oh, good grief... You're the person who was shivering in the Cold Storage, right? Wasn't your name Zinzolin? You're going to have to tell me what you're planning to do with this ship."''
 
:''"Oh, good grief... You're the person who was shivering in the Cold Storage, right? Wasn't your name Zinzolin? You're going to have to tell me what you're planning to do with this ship."''
   
*After getting kicked out by the Shadow Triad
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* After getting kicked out by the Shadow Triad
 
:''"The Shadow Triad... With their superhuman powers, they can immobilize people and then disappear! But I'm more concerned with what Zinzolin said... "Once again, we will use the legendary Dragon-type Pokémon and we will rule the Unova region!" What could that mean? The legendary Dragon-type Pokémon Reshiram and Zekrom aren't in Unova anymore... <Player>. There's something I want to look into, so I'm going to head to Route 6! Be careful out there!"''
 
:''"The Shadow Triad... With their superhuman powers, they can immobilize people and then disappear! But I'm more concerned with what Zinzolin said... "Once again, we will use the legendary Dragon-type Pokémon and we will rule the Unova region!" What could that mean? The legendary Dragon-type Pokémon Reshiram and Zekrom aren't in Unova anymore... <Player>. There's something I want to look into, so I'm going to head to Route 6! Be careful out there!"''
   
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;[[Nimbasa City]]
 
;[[Nimbasa City]]
*In front of the Ferris wheel, on Saturdays
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* In front of the Ferris wheel, on Saturdays
 
:''"Now that you mention it, I've been to Nimbasa City many times, but I've never ridden the Ferris wheel."{{tt|*|First time}}
 
:''"Now that you mention it, I've been to Nimbasa City many times, but I've never ridden the Ferris wheel."{{tt|*|First time}}
 
:''"Well... In order to put what's good about Ferris wheels into words, the only thing to do is ride one."{{tt|*|Subsequent times}}
 
:''"Well... In order to put what's good about Ferris wheels into words, the only thing to do is ride one."{{tt|*|Subsequent times}}
   
*During the ride
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* During the ride
 
:''"I don't really get what's so fun about riding a Ferris wheel."''
 
:''"I don't really get what's so fun about riding a Ferris wheel."''
 
:''"That's the Skyarrow Bridge, and that's Pinwheel Forest over there."''
 
:''"That's the Skyarrow Bridge, and that's Pinwheel Forest over there."''
 
:''"Maybe I enjoyed that a little bit. I guess I still need to work on having fun."''
 
:''"Maybe I enjoyed that a little bit. I guess I still need to work on having fun."''
   
*After riding
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* After riding
 
:''"Everything is an experience. Thanks for riding with me. That's a big help."''{{tt|*|First time}}
 
:''"Everything is an experience. Thanks for riding with me. That's a big help."''{{tt|*|First time}}
 
:''"The scenery changes along with the movement of the Ferris wheel, but I prefer it when things stay the same."''{{tt|*|Subsequent times}}
 
:''"The scenery changes along with the movement of the Ferris wheel, but I prefer it when things stay the same."''{{tt|*|Subsequent times}}
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* Selection screen (disbanding team)
 
* Selection screen (disbanding team)
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:''"See you around."''
   
 
* Upon learning a new move
 
* Upon learning a new move
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:''"We've got a wider array of battle tactics to use now."''
   
 
* Upon leveling-up
 
* Upon leveling-up
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:''"Hey!"''
 
:''"Hey!"''
 
:''"Would you do me this favor?"''
 
:''"Would you do me this favor?"''
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:''"I'm sorry."''
  +
:''"Oh wow!"''
  +
:''"Right."''
  +
:''"Really now?"''
  +
:''"No thanks."''
  +
:''"No way."''
   
 
;Battle interface (voice clips)
 
;Battle interface (voice clips)
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* Unity Move
 
* Unity Move
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:''"Analyze!"''
 
:''"Brainstorm!"''
 
:''"Brainstorm!"''
   
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:''"But I guarantee you, our team is more in sync with each other than anyone else you've faced in this tournament!"''
 
:''"But I guarantee you, our team is more in sync with each other than anyone else you've faced in this tournament!"''
 
:''"Let's give this battle everything we've got! No regrets on either side!"''
 
:''"Let's give this battle everything we've got! No regrets on either side!"''
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;Main Story Chapter 19 - Rematch vs. Lear!
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*'''More Precious than Victory'''
  +
:''"Prince Lear..."''
  +
:''"Something tells me he's going to be a tough nut to crack."''
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*'''Until Next We Battle'''
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:''"I just had a thought..."''
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:''"Lear, you can't use sync moves, can you?"''
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:''"... ... ..."''
  +
:''"What a bother. But still..."''
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  +
;Main Story Interlude 3 - The Truth about Pasio
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*'''King of Solitude'''
  +
:''"[[Hoopa]]... You mean the Mythical Pokémon?"''
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:''"Ah, I guess I should apologize for eavesdropping. I never thought I'd hear the name of that Pokémon, though."''
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  +
:''"Well, I know I'm in the wrong here, but when I noticed you weren't at the opening ceremony, I got curious and followed [[Sawyer (Masters)|Sawyer]]."''
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:''"I guess we're all in way more trouble than I originally thought."''
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:''"Hoopa, the Mythical Pokémon, huh? I've only ever read about it in books."''
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:''"It's said that Hoopa can warp space with its rings, sending anything and everything to faraway places."''
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:''"I suppose with that kind of power, it could easily teleport people and Pokémon to Pasio from all over the world."''
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:''"Well, when you bring Hoopa into the equation, all of the strange things going on around here start to make sense."''
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:''"Some Trainers came to this island on a ferry or on the back of their Pokémon..."''
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:''"but some were transported here by some mysterious ring--me being one of them."''
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:''"It all makes sense now... It was Hoopa's power that brought us here."''
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:''"You used Hoopa to bring all of us sync pairs here to Pasio, didn't you? For the PML."''
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:''"Wait, Lear! If Team Break really did steal Hoopa, all of Pasio could be in danger now."''
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:''"You don't actually think you can solve this all on your own, do you? You need to enlist help from the other sync pairs on the island."''
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:''"Lear..."''
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:''"OK, let's say you become king all on your own, without any help from anyone... Then what?"''
  +
:''"..."''
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:''"Lear is bound and determined to do this all on his own, isn't he?"''
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:''"That obsession with power... He's definitely not going to make this easy for us."''
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:''"I wonder if this is how [[Alder]] felt..."''
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;Main Story Interlude 4 - The Once-Charming Prince
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*'''Rachel, Sawyer, and Lear'''
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:''"Well, he certainly seemed eager to cut you two loose."''
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:''"Like I've said before, if Hoopa has fallen into Team Break's hands, that spells danger for all of Pasio."''
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:''"Plus, I can't help but worry about Lear."''
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:''"Back home in Unova, I work as a Gym Leader and a teacher."''
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:''"Although Lear's not my student, I can't let him do whatever he pleases, seeing how reckless he is."''
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:''"Well, it may not relate directly to saving Hoopa, but it sounds like your problems run deeper than I thought."''
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:''"Please, tell me all you can about Lear."''
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:''"A "kind boy"? Lear?"''
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:''"The queen being Lear's mother, correct?"''
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:''"So not only did he lose his mother, he was also torn from the two people he relied on most."''
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:''"Between all that loss and the rough experiences he must have had at school, it sounds like he lost his trust in others."''
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:''"I'm sorry to hear that, Sawyer."''
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:''"... ... ..."''
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:''"I don't have half as deep a history with Lear as you two, and as far as teaching goes, I'm still a beginner."''
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:''"But in some ways, that might actually make me just the person for the job."''
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:''"I'll do what I can to help Lear become a loving and beloved king."''
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:''"Of course I will. He'll get my full effort."''
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:''"But there's one thing I still don't understand."''
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:''"How does Hoopa figure into this? It never came up during your story."''
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:''"Odd. Well, if you don't know, you don't know, I suppose. No point dwelling on it for now."''
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:''"In any case, I'd like to get started with Lear right away."''
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:''"But to do that, I need to ask the two of you for a favor..."''
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:''"There you are, Lear. We've been looking for you."''
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:''"Tell me something, Lear."''
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:''"Now that you're this strong, what kind of king do you plan to be?"''
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:''"The strongest king of all? Hm."''
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:''"Oh, Lear..."''
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:''"Lear...you've got to change."''
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;Main Story Interlude 5 - What Makes a King
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*'''Cheren's Intervention'''
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:''"Did you hear something? I thought I heard some yelling coming from outside..."''
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:''"No can do. Especially since Rachel and Sawyer aren't around to keep an eye on you."''
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:''"Not to mention, as I'm sure you've noticed..."''
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:''"Team Break's Pokémon seem to be growing stronger and stronger as we go."''
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:''"So you keep saying, Lear..."''
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:''"As you wish."''
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:''"Is that how Team Break's behavior made you feel?"''
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:''"Fair enough. Then you ought to know..."''
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:''"that's exactly what you look like to everyone else."''
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:''"I saw plenty of parallels between you and that Team Break leader."''
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:''"How did you describe him? "Strutting around all high and mighty and couldn't even face up to the fact that he lost"?"''
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:''"I'm afraid that fits you to a tee."''
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:''"The resemblance doesn't stop there, I'm afraid."''
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:''"You're also completely oblivious to how those around you help you out, Lear."''
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:''"Well, look at how the Team Break leader was yelling at his flunkies."''
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:''"But they were actually doing a decent job supporting him in that battle."''
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:''"Perhaps their support was the reason why this battle was a lot harder than you expected."''
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:''"Up until now, you've always had Rachel and Sawyer to help you out when you took on a really tough opponent."''
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:''"But they're not with you now."''
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:''"Are you feeling the emptiness where those two used to stand at your side, Lear?"''
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:''"... ... ..."''
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:''"Fine, then let me be blunt. As long as you keep ignoring those who want to help you..."''
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:''"you'll never be fit to be a king."''
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:''"All right, then. I'm dying to see what the "strongest king of all" is made of."''
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:''"Let's go, Stoutland! Let him see our strength!"''
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:''"... ... ..."''
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:''"Looks to me like this battle is finished."''
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:''"Let's get one thing straight before you go any further. Your Pokémon isn't at fault here. {{p|Donphan}} fought very well."''
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:''"Especially for a solitary Pokémon that was going up against a sync pair."''
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:''"Listen to me, Lear."''
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:''"There's a pair of heroes I've met who both earned the recognition of Legendary Pokémon."''
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:''"They saw the world very differently, but one thing they had in common was the strength of their beliefs."''
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:''"One believed firmly in the bonds between Pokémon and people..."''
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:''"while the other believed he had to change the world for Pokémon because they were his friends and he didn't want them to get hurt."''
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:''"Those firm beliefs earned them the recognition of the Legendary Pokémon, and the heroes both grew strong enough to defeat their region's Champion."''
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:''"They also drove back [[Ghetsis|an evil man]] who sought to rule over both humans and Pokémon."''
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:''"Let me tell you something, Lear."''
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:''"Desperately grasping for power isn't kingly."''
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:''"What you need is a caring spirit--for people and Pokémon alike."''
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:''"I know it might be difficult to see now, but you've got to let go of this fixation on becoming the strongest one around."''
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:''"Once you do, I know you'll be able to change for the better. And more than that..."''
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:''"you'll see what truly matters."''
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:''"Where's that voice coming from?"''
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:''"Do you think we're going to just waltz into your exceedingly obvious trap?"''
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:''"Lear, no!"''
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:''"Don't do this, Lear. You know it's a trap!"''
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:''"Lear, listen to me--"''
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:''"Wha--?!"''
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:''"Lear! Stop!"''
   
 
;Pokémon Center
 
;Pokémon Center
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* Special Unova Rally event intro
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:''"Hey there, <player>! Perfect timing!"''
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:''"[[Hilda|She]]'s right."''
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:''"Besides, it'd be great for us to get to know one another better, too!"''
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* Random conversation
 
* Random conversation
 
:''"Hmm. I wonder what kind of battle strategies we could utilize with your Pokémon and mine."''
 
:''"Hmm. I wonder what kind of battle strategies we could utilize with your Pokémon and mine."''
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::''"I did a ton of studying with my Stoutland here, at first."''
 
::''"I did a ton of studying with my Stoutland here, at first."''
 
::''"And not just reading books, mind you. A lot of it was observation. It's important to learn what sort of personality your Pokémon has."''
 
::''"And not just reading books, mind you. A lot of it was observation. It's important to learn what sort of personality your Pokémon has."''
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* Random conversation
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:''"You know, I did a fair bit of research on Pasio a while back."''
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:''"I suppose it should be obvious, but photos really don't do justice to the scale of this place at all."''
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:''"It's not enough to just read and study. You've got to go out and experience the world with your own two eyes."''
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:* If spoken to again
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::''"That reminds me--I have a friend who wants to go do some sight-seeing. I think I might follow along."''
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::''"Funny thing is, up until recently, I don't think I would have said that. The old me couldn't be bothered."''
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* Random conversation
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:''"Hey, <player>. If you ever get a chance to visit the Unova region, you should come visit my Gym."''
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:''"I'd love to introduce you to the Trainers there, as well as my students at the Trainers' School."''
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:''"I'm sure they'd get a kick out of hearing all about our adventures here on Pasio."''
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:* If spoken to again
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::''"With your skills, <player>, I'm sure you could make a career for yourself as a Trainer anywhere you go."''
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::''"I'm not just saying that, either. I believe it."''
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::''"I want to battle you out in the world--not just with my Stoutland here but with the Pokémon I meet along the road."''
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* Random conversation
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:''"My Pokémon {{p|Stoutland}}, {{p|Cinccino}}, and {{p|Watchog}}..."''
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:''"are all fans of being groomed and getting massages."''
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:''"They're always happy to get a nice massage right after a tough battle."''
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:* If spoken to again
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::''"Rewarding your hardworking Pokémon and looking after their well-being is..."''
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::''"one of the most important jobs we have as Trainers."''
   
 
* Special Unova Rally conversation with [[Roxie]] and [[Marlon]]
 
* Special Unova Rally conversation with [[Roxie]] and [[Marlon]]
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====Character====
 
====Character====
Cheren is personable and calm, though he has a tendency to overthink. Being a new [[Gym Leader]], his anxiety is understandable, however fellow Gym Leader {{an|Cilan}} knew it would inhibit Cheren's ability to fulfil his responsibilities. Following an unofficial {{pkmn|battle}} win over {{Ash}}, Cheren began to see his own potential.
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Cheren is personable and calm, though he has a tendency to overthink.
   
 
====Pokémon====
 
====Pokémon====
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|epnum=BW111
 
|epnum=BW111
 
|epname=There's a New Gym Leader in Town!
 
|epname=There's a New Gym Leader in Town!
|desc=Cheren takes care of many {{p|Sunflora}} that live in the [[Aspertia Gym]]. When {{AP|Pikachu}} and {{TP|Iris|Axew}} accidentally caused loud noises on the school's PA, all of the school's Pokémon ran wildly around, including the Sunflora. However, Ash helped Cheren gather them.
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|desc=Cheren takes care of multiple {{p|Sunflora}} that live in the [[Aspertia Gym]]. When {{AP|Pikachu}} and {{TP|Iris|Axew}} accidentally caused loud noises on the school's PA, all of the school's Pokémon ran wildly around, including the Sunflora. However, Ash helped Cheren gather them.
   
 
None of their moves are known.}}
 
None of their moves are known.}}
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|epname=There's a New Gym Leader in Town!
 
|epname=There's a New Gym Leader in Town!
 
|vaen=Erica Schroeder
 
|vaen=Erica Schroeder
|desc=Cheren takes care of many {{p|Ducklett}} that live in the Aspertia Gym. When Pikachu and Axew accidentally caused loud noises on the school's PA, all of the school's Pokémon ran wildly around, including the Ducklett. However, Cilan helped Cheren gather them.
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|desc=Cheren takes care of multiple {{p|Ducklett}} that live in the Aspertia Gym. When Pikachu and Axew accidentally caused loud noises on the school's PA, all of the school's Pokémon ran wildly around, including the Ducklett. However, Cilan helped Cheren gather them.
   
 
Their only known move is {{m|Water Gun}}.}}
 
Their only known move is {{m|Water Gun}}.}}
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<!--|vajp=-->
 
<!--|vajp=-->
 
|vaen=Michele Knotz
 
|vaen=Michele Knotz
|desc=Cheren takes care of many {{p|Minccino}} that live in the Aspertia Gym. When Pikachu and Axew accidentally caused loud noises on the school's PA, all of the school's Pokémon ran wildly around, including the Minccino. However, Iris helped Cheren gather them.
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|desc=Cheren takes care of multiple {{p|Minccino}} that live in the Aspertia Gym. When Pikachu and Axew accidentally caused loud noises on the school's PA, all of the school's Pokémon ran wildly around, including the Minccino. However, Iris helped Cheren gather them.
   
 
None of their moves are known.}}
 
None of their moves are known.}}
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===In the Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 Animated Trailer===
 
===In the Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 Animated Trailer===
 
[[File:Cheren Animated Trailer.png|thumb|250px|Cheren in the animated trailer]]
 
[[File:Cheren Animated Trailer.png|thumb|250px|Cheren in the animated trailer]]
Cheren appeared in the [[Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer]]. He was first seen having a Gym battle against {{ga|Rosa}}, using his {{p|Stoutland}} against her {{p|Serperior}}. He was shown to be having a little difficulty after Stoutland was hit by Serperior's {{m|Slam}}. However, he managed to have Stoutland overcome {{m|Frenzy Plant}} using {{m|Hyper Beam}}. Rosa then comments that she is just getting started in the battle and Cheren agrees with her. Later on, he is seen with {{ga|Nate}} and [[Hugh]] on the [[Plasma Frigate]]. As the grunts were surrounding the three of them, Cheren comments how bothersome they are and prepares to battle them.
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Cheren appeared in the [[Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer]]. He first had a Gym battle against {{ga|Rosa}}, using his {{p|Stoutland}} against her {{p|Serperior}}. He had a little difficulty after Stoutland was hit by Serperior's {{m|Slam}}. However, he managed to have Stoutland overcome {{m|Frenzy Plant}} using {{m|Hyper Beam}}. Rosa then commented that she was just getting started in the battle, and Cheren agreed with her. Later on, he was seen with {{ga|Nate}} and [[Hugh]] on the [[Plasma Frigate]]. As {{tc|Team Plasma Grunt}}s surrounded the three of them, Cheren commented on how bothersome they were and prepared to battle them.
   
 
====Pokémon====
 
====Pokémon====
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|epnum=Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer
 
|epnum=Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer
 
|epname=Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer
 
|epname=Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer
|desc={{p|Stoutland}} is Cheren's only known Pokémon. It was first seen battling against {{ga|Rosa}}'s {{p|Serperior}} in a Gym battle. Later, it was used to battle several {{tc|Team Plasma Grunt}}s on the [[Plasma Frigate]], alongside {{ga|Nate}}'s {{p|Arcanine}} and [[Hugh]]'s {{p|Samurott}}.
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|desc={{p|Stoutland}} is Cheren's only known Pokémon. It was first seen battling {{ga|Rosa}}'s {{p|Serperior}} in a Gym battle. Later, it was used to battle several {{tc|Team Plasma Grunt}}s on the [[Plasma Frigate]], alongside {{ga|Nate}}'s {{p|Arcanine}} and [[Hugh]]'s {{p|Samurott}}.
   
 
Stoutland's known moves are {{m|Protect}}, {{m|Bite}}, and {{m|Hyper Beam}}.}}
 
Stoutland's known moves are {{m|Protect}}, {{m|Bite}}, and {{m|Hyper Beam}}.}}
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===In the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer===
 
===In the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer===
 
[[File:Cheren Stoutland Masters Trailer.png|thumb|250px|Cheren and Stoutland in the [[Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer]]]]
 
[[File:Cheren Stoutland Masters Trailer.png|thumb|250px|Cheren and Stoutland in the [[Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer]]]]
Cheren appeared in the [[Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer]], where he teamed up with [[Korrina]] and [[Misty]] to battle [[Pokémon Champion]]s [[Cynthia]], [[Steven Stone]], and [[Lance]] at a stadium in [[Pasio]]. He ordered {{p|Stoutland}} to attack with {{m|Giga Impact}}, but it was knocked back by [[Cynthia's Garchomp]]'s {{m|Dragon Claw}}.
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In the [[Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer]], Cheren teamed up with [[Korrina]] and [[Misty]] to battle [[Pokémon Champion]]s [[Cynthia]], [[Steven Stone]], and [[Lance]] at a stadium in [[Pasio]]. He ordered {{p|Stoutland}} to attack with {{m|Giga Impact}}, but it was knocked back by [[Cynthia's Garchomp]]'s {{m|Dragon Claw}}.
   
 
====Pokémon====
 
====Pokémon====
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Cheren is friends with both [[Monta]] and Bianca, he is very knowledgeable about Pokémon, which Monta dislikes. Anywhere Monta slips up he won't hesitate to tell him the right way.
 
Cheren is friends with both [[Monta]] and Bianca, he is very knowledgeable about Pokémon, which Monta dislikes. Anywhere Monta slips up he won't hesitate to tell him the right way.
   
He first appears with Bianca when Monta is attempting to capture a [[Wild Pokémon|wild]] {{p|Patrat}} and {{p|Watchog}}. Monta is just about to capture the Watchog which Cheren tells him that it is not the right way. He explains to Monta to remember that when two Pokémon come out at the same time, one should knock out the one they don't want before they can get the one that they do want. Cheren suddenly decides for all of them to take their Pokémon journey together, which a man on his bike overhears. He starts insulting them making him and Monta angry.
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He first appears with Bianca when Monta is attempting to capture a {{pkmn2|wild}} {{p|Patrat}} and {{p|Watchog}}. Monta is just about to capture the Watchog which Cheren tells him that it is not the right way. He explains to Monta to remember that when two Pokémon come out at the same time, one should knock out the one they don't want before they can get the one that they do want. Cheren suddenly decides for all of them to take their Pokémon journey together, which a man on his bike overhears. He starts insulting them making him and Monta angry.
   
 
He uses Tepig in a Double Battle with Monta's {{p|Snivy}} against a Biker King's {{p|Braviary}}, it looks like they were about to lose, but they uses a combination attack which Cheren thinks of, fainting Braviary. Cheren battles Monta in ''[[PBW2|The Key to Triple Battles]]'' using his Tepig, {{p|Pansage}} and {{p|Basculin}} against Monta's {{p|Snivy}}, {{p|Panpour}} and {{p|Roggenrola}}. He starts off with a lecture about triple battles. With his great knowledge of triple battles he gives Monta a hard time, but is eventually defeated. He has traveled with Monta and Bianca from time to time.
 
He uses Tepig in a Double Battle with Monta's {{p|Snivy}} against a Biker King's {{p|Braviary}}, it looks like they were about to lose, but they uses a combination attack which Cheren thinks of, fainting Braviary. Cheren battles Monta in ''[[PBW2|The Key to Triple Battles]]'' using his Tepig, {{p|Pansage}} and {{p|Basculin}} against Monta's {{p|Snivy}}, {{p|Panpour}} and {{p|Roggenrola}}. He starts off with a lecture about triple battles. With his great knowledge of triple battles he gives Monta a hard time, but is eventually defeated. He has traveled with Monta and Bianca from time to time.
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|epnum=PBW2
 
|epnum=PBW2
 
|epname=The Key to Triple Battles
 
|epname=The Key to Triple Battles
|desc=Cheren's Red-Striped {{p|Basculin}} was first seen in a battle against [[Monta]]'s {{p|Snivy}}, {{p|Panpour}} and {{p|Roggenrola}} with {{p|Tepig}} and {{p|Pansage}}. It is about to get hit by Snivy's {{m|Vine Whip}} but switches places with Tepig. It then gets hit by Panpour's {{m|Surf}} which does not do much damage. But along with Pansage is defeated by a powerful {{m|Rock Slide}} from Roggenrola, fainting it.
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|desc=Cheren's Red-Striped {{p|Basculin}} was first seen in a battle against [[Monta]]'s {{p|Snivy}}, {{p|Panpour}}, and {{p|Roggenrola}} with {{p|Tepig}} and {{p|Pansage}}. It is about to get hit by Snivy's {{m|Vine Whip}} but switches places with Tepig. It then gets hit by Panpour's {{m|Surf}} which does not do much damage. But along with Pansage is defeated by a powerful {{m|Rock Slide}} from Roggenrola, fainting it.
   
 
None of Basculin's moves are known.}}
 
None of Basculin's moves are known.}}
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===In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga===
 
===In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga===
Cheren makes a brief appearance in the [[PMBW01|very first chapter]] of {{OBP|Pocket Monsters BW|Kosaku Anakubo}} where he along with Black and Bianca go to Professor Juniper's lab to get their first Pokémon.
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Cheren appears in [[PMBW01]], where he, along with Black and Bianca, go to Professor Juniper's lab to get their first Pokémon.
   
 
==In the TCG==
 
==In the TCG==

Latest revision as of 05:50, 8 August 2020

Cheren
チェレン Cheren
"The one who seeks the right path."
Black 2 White 2 Cheren.png
Artwork from Black 2 and White 2
Age 14BW[1][2]
16B2W2
Gender Male
Eye color Blue
Hair color Black
Hometown Nuvema Town
Region Unova
Trainer class Pokémon TrainerBWB2W2
Gym LeaderB2W2
Generation V
Games Black and White
Black 2 and White 2, Masters
Leader of Aspertia Gym
Badge Basic Badge
Specializes in Normal typesB2W2
Game animation debut Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer
English voice actor Jason Griffith (B2W2AT)
Landon McDonald (Masters)
Japanese voice actor Ryōhei Kimura (B2W2AT)
Atsushi Abe (Masters)
Anime debut There's a New Gym Leader in Town!
English voice actor Todd Haberkorn
Japanese voice actor Takuya Eguchi
Manga counterpart(s) Cheren

Cheren (Japanese: チェレン Cheren) is a rival character in Pokémon Black and White, and a Gym Leader of Aspertia City's Gym, known officially as the Aspertia Gym, in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2. As a Gym Leader, he specializes in Normal-type Pokémon. He gives the Basic Badge to Trainers who defeat him.

Contents

In the games

Role

Pokémon Black and White

Cheren is a childhood friend of the player who also lives in the starting town of Nuvema Town. While he holds a greater knowledge in Pokémon than his friends and tends to offer the player advice during the course of their journey, his comments are often witty and intellectual. He also misunderstands Bianca's humor often, to her dismay. While Professor Juniper describes him as being very honest, she also remarks that he can be 'a little difficult'; his impatience in particular is often seen throughout the earlier stages of his journey. He is also described as being quite judgmental by Alder.

In keeping with the theme of truth and ideals often seen in Black and White, Cheren represents those who pursue ideals—more precisely, as N pointed out in Chargestone Cave, the ideal of strength. His goal is to become the Champion and he always strives to become stronger. However, Alder asked him for the first time why he strives to become stronger, he was quite unsure of his reasons. He then starts to ponder to himself how to do so—something that Alder said he used to do with his partner Pokémon as well—and what exactly it means to be strong. Alder also remarked that Cheren is a lot like Marshal.

Like the player and Bianca, Cheren receives a starter Pokémon as a gift from Professor Juniper at the start of the game. He always chooses the starter with a type advantage over the player's starter. The player will encounter and battle him several times throughout the game. After the main storyline, Cheren can be found on Route 5. After talking to him there, he moves to Victory Road where he can be battled once a day.

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

In Black 2 and White 2, Cheren is the new Normal-type Gym Leader in Aspertia City, the player's hometown. He gives away the Basic Badge, replacing Lenora. Trainers who defeat Cheren will receive the Basic Badge, along with TM83 (Work Up). Outside of battle, Cheren works as a teacher at the Aspertia Trainer School, with one of his pupils being Lass Serena in the Aspertia Gym, according to her.

Cheren appears numerous times throughout the game, such as in Driftveil and Opelucid City, as well as Route 21. He gives the player and Hugh advice and guidance on the current situation, such as the freezing of Opelucid City, where Drayden learns of Cheren's ascension to the position of Aspertia Gym Leader.

After the player enters the Hall of Fame, Cheren can be found at Pinwheel Forest, investigating the activities of Team Plasma. He will accompany the player as a Multi Battle partner. After encountering Gorm, Cheren will thank the player with an Up-Grade and then return to the Aspertia Gym.

He can be called on the Xtransceiver to give the player advice on types and Abilities.

Pokémon

Pokémon Black and White

First battle

Snivy If the player chose Snivy:



Tepig If the player chose Tepig:



Oshawott If the player chose Oshawott:



Second battle

Snivy If the player chose Snivy:



Tepig If the player chose Tepig:



Oshawott If the player chose Oshawott:



Third battle

Snivy If the player chose Snivy:



Tepig If the player chose Tepig:



Oshawott If the player chose Oshawott:



First Multi Battle partner

Cheren will join the player in a battle against two Team Plasma Grunts.

Snivy If the player chose Snivy:



Tepig If the player chose Tepig:



Oshawott If the player chose Oshawott:



Fourth battle

Snivy If the player chose Snivy:



Tepig If the player chose Tepig:



Oshawott If the player chose Oshawott:



Fifth battle

Snivy If the player chose Snivy:



Tepig If the player chose Tepig:



Oshawott If the player chose Oshawott:



Second Multi Battle partner

Cheren will join the player in a battle against Preschoolers Sarah and Billy.

Snivy If the player chose Snivy:



Tepig If the player chose Tepig:



Oshawott If the player chose Oshawott:



Sixth battle

Snivy If the player chose Snivy:



Tepig If the player chose Tepig:



Oshawott If the player chose Oshawott:



Seventh battle

Snivy If the player chose Snivy:



Tepig If the player chose Tepig:



Oshawott If the player chose Oshawott:



Post-game rematches

Snivy If the player chose Snivy:



Tepig If the player chose Tepig:



Oshawott If the player chose Oshawott:



Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Gym battle
Easy Mode/Normal Mode


Challenge Mode


Second battle