Flint (Elite Four)

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オーバ Ōba
Art from Diamond and Pearl
Gender Male
Eye color Brown
Hair color Red
Hometown Unknown
Region Sinnoh
Trainer class Elite Trainer
Generation IV
Games Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Elite Four of Indigo Plateau

Flint (Japanese: オーバ Ōba) is a master Template:Type2 trainer and member of the Sinnoh Elite Four.

In the anime

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Flint in a memory.

He hasn't appeared in the anime so far, but he was mentioned in An Elite Meet and Greet by Lucian and in DP099 by Officer Jenny.

In the games

In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, Flint is the third member of the Sinnoh Elite Four. He is friends with Volkner, the Gym Leader of Sunyshore City.

Flint first encounters the player in Sunyshore City, informing him about the recent blackouts and Volkner's disillusionment as a Gym Leader. He asks the player to bring back the excitement of Pokémon battles to Volkner before seemingly returning to the Pokémon League.

In Pokémon Platinum, Flint and Volkner challenge the player and his rival to a double battle upon their arrival to the new Battle Frontier.


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

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Pokémon Platinum

Elite Four battle (pre National Dex)

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Elite Four battle (post National Dex)

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Tag Battle with Volkner

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Before battle:

"Yo trainer! You had me counting the days on my fingers waiting for you to come. I heard from Volkner what you did in Sunyshore. You managed to light a fire in that guy's heart again. How could you not expect me to look forward to seeing you in battle?

During battle:

"I can feel your determination. Your will is overpowering me!

"This situation... This is heating up! I'm blazing now!

When defeated:

"...! I wasn't expecting this! I wasn't looking down on you... But I didn't think for one second that I'd lose! This is fantastic! You and your Pokémon are inspiring!"

After battle:

"...Whew... Burnt right down to cinders..."

Last words:

".....................Keep going..."

In the manga

Pokémon DP




VS Flint and Volkner
  • Flint has a slight resemblance to the McDonald's mascot, Ronald McDonald due to the red afro, yellow shirt and slightly pale face.
  • Although he specializes in Template:Type2s, in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl only two of the five Pokémon he uses are actually Fire-type, with only eight Fire-type moves between them and only four of these are actual attacking moves. In Pokémon Platinum, his entire team consists of his specialty type.
  • Flint's Magmortar is the only Pokémon of a member of the Elite Four to use seals in Pokémon Platinum. Incidentally, it is used in the double battle with Volkner, who uses his Electivire, the only Pokémon of a Gym Leader to have seals.


Language Name Origin
Japanese オーバ Ōba From 大葉, a name for the perilla.
English Flint A kind of stone used to set fires.
French Adrien From ardent, burning.
German Ignaz From latin ignis, fire.
Italian Vulcano Literally means volcano.
Spanish Fausto Similar to fuego, fire. May also be related to Hephaestus, the Greek god of fire and metallurgy.
Korean 대엽 Daeyeop From 大葉 Ōba (literally "big leaf").
Chinese 大葉 Dà Yè From 大葉 Ōba.

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