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| シャガ ''Shaga''
| シャガ ''Shaga''
| From 射干 or 著莪 (シャガ) ''shaga'', ''{{wp|Iris japonica}}'' or from Fringed iris.
| From 射干 or 著莪 (シャガ) ''shaga'', ''{{wp|Iris japonica}}'' or from Fringed iris.
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| English
| Drayden
| From {{t|Dragon}}.
|- style="background:#FFF;"
|- style="background:#FFF;"
| Italian
| Italian
| Aristide
| Aristide
| From
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|- style="background:#FFF;"

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シャガ Shaga
"Spartan mayor"
Artwork from Black and White
Gender Male
Eye color Brown
Hair color White
Hometown Opelucid City
Region Unova
Trainer class Gym Leader
Generation V
Games Black and White
Leader of Souryuu Gym
Badge Legend Badge
Specializes in Template:Type2s

Drayden (Japanese: シャガ Shaga) is one of the Gym Leaders of Opelucid City's Gym, known officially as the Opelucid Gym. He specializes in Template:Type2 Pokémon and gives the Legend Badge to Trainers who manage to defeat him.

In the games

Drayden appears in Pokémon Black and White where he is the mayor of Opelucid City. In Black, he is the Gym Leader of Opelucid City's gym, the last gym to be challenged by the player in the region.

In White, he will teach Draco Meteor to the player's Dragon-type Pokémon. He can be found in his home in Opelucid City. However, in this game Iris takes his place as Gym Leader. The only differences between both the teams are the genders; Drayden's team consists only of male Pokémon, while Iris's team is made exclusively of female ones.

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



File:Spr BW Shaga.png File:VSShaga.png
Drayden's sprite from
Generation V
Drayden's VS sprite from
Generation V


  • His Japanese Leader title is スパルタン メイヤー.
  • Drayden and his counterpart, Iris, are the only Dragon-type specialists that use only pure Dragon-type Pokémon.


Language Name Origin
Japanese シャガ Shaga From 射干 or 著莪 (シャガ) shaga, Iris japonica or from Fringed iris.
English Drayden From Dragon.
Italian Aristide

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

Non-player characters in the core series games
Unova Professor JuniperMom (BW)Mom (B2W2)CherenBiancaBianca's fatherHughCedric JuniperFennelAmanita
CilanChiliCressLenoraHawesLoblollyCharlesIrisDraydenAlderBengaCurtisYancyBrycenSabrinaPop Roxie
HilbertHildaNateRosaIngoEmmetCynthiaMorimotoNishinoLookerNColressGhetsisPokémon Fan Club Chairman
Team PlasmaClydeGym LeadersElite FourPWT participantsName RaterDay-Care CoupleJudgeMagikarp salesman

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