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ポッド Pod
"Trial triangle"
Artwork from Black and White
Gender Male
Eye color Red
Hair color Red
Hometown Sanyou City
Region Unova
Relatives Dent, Corn (brothers)
Trainer class Gym Leader
Generation V
Games Black and White
Leader of Sanyou Gym
Badge Tri Badge
Specializes in Template:Type2s
Anime debut BW005
English voice actor N/A
Japanese voice actor Masakazu Morita

(Japanese: ポッド Pod) is one of the three Gym Leaders of Sanyou City's Gym, known officially as the Sanyou Gym. He specializes in Template:Type2 Pokémon. He gives the Tri Badge to Trainers who defeat him if they chose Snivy as their starter Pokémon.

In the games

Pod appears in Pokémon Black and White as one of the Gym Leaders of the Sanyou City Gym, alongside Dent and Corn. This gym is the first to be challenged by the player. Pod battles the player if Snivy is the chosen starter Pokémon. Trainers who defeat Pod will receive the Tri Badge, along with TM83 (Cheer Up).


Pokémon Black and White

Gym match


File:Spr BW Pod.png File:VSPod.png
Pod's sprite from
Generation V
Pod's VS sprite from
Generation V

In the anime

File:Pod anime.png
Pod in the anime

Pod appeared in BW005 alongside fellow Gym Leaders Dent and Corn. Along with Corn, he made his first appearance when serving Ash. Ash declined, and said he wanted to battle the Gym Leader, and the three brothers introduced themselves. They followed Ash to the battleground where they revealed their Pokémon. Pod was the first to battle Ash, and lost.

He appeared again in BW006, where he said goodbye to Dent, who decided to travel with Ash and Iris.

Dent mentioned in BW010 that Shooti had battled Pod and defeated his Baoppu with his Janovy, earning himself the Tri Badge.

He, like his brothers, tends to speak about Pokémon in relation to their element, in Pod's case, fire. All the brothers tend to use hand positions like rock, paper, and scissors - Pod tends to accentuate words with his fists.


This listing is of Pod's known Pokémon in the anime.

Pod's Baoppu
Baoppu is Pod's only known Pokémon. It first appeared when Pod showed what Pokémon he has and Ash scans it on his Pokédex. It is the first Pokémon Ash battled in his gym battle. Tepig's attacks didn't do much damage to Baoppu, but Baoppu hit Tepig hard with Fire Punch, Flamethrower and Dig. One of Baoppu's Dig attacks knocked Tepig into the air. But Ash commanded it to use Tackle into the hole that Baoppu was in and it managed to bite down on Baoppu's tail. Tepig then spun Baoppu around and threw it on the ground, used Ember successfully, and then knocked it out with powerful Tackle.

It was revealed in BW010 that Baoppu faced Shooti's Janovy in battle and lost.

Baoppu's known moves are Flamethrower, Fire Punch and Dig.

Debut BW005
Voice actors
Japanese Chinami Nishimura

In the manga

In the Pocket Monsters BW manga

In the Pocket Monsters BW manga, Pod appears along with his brothers Dent and Corn. They are seen in PMBW03, where Isamu Akai and his Pokémon visit a restaurant owned by the three brothers. Clefairy tries to instigate a fight between the brothers, but fails on many occasions.


This listing is for Pod's Pokémon in the Pocket Monsters BW manga.



  • His Japanese Leader title, shared with Dent and Corn, is トライアル トライアングル.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ポッド Pod From pod corn, similar to Dent and Corn's names. May also refer to tripod.

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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