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Gordie (Japanese: マクワ Makuwa) is the Gym Leader of Circhester's Gym, known officially as Circhester Stadium. He specializes in Rock-type Pokémon. He gives the Rock Badge to Trainers who defeat him. In Pokémon Shield, his mother Melony takes his place as Circhester's Gym Leader instead.
In the games
This is a transcript of the back of Gordie's League Cards in Pokémon Sword.
- Normal League Card
- "Gordie is a young rising star that many suspect will be the Champion someday. Though Rock-type Pokémon are typically known for being rough and unrelenting, Gordie has worked hard to achieve victory through a refined and graceful battle style. He always tries to keep his fans happy and thus is very popular among the audience. On the other hand, he has the surprising tendency of shutting himself away in the locker room when he is defeated, making postdefeat interviews a rarity. This doesn't bother most of his fans, though, and they see this behavior as endearing."
- Rare League Card
- "Gordie is one of the top Trainers of the Galar region, both in terms of popularity and skill. His strict training style means that his Gym has few Gym Trainers, but he does have quite a fan base. Gordie does his best to make sure his fans are happy, often seen giving out autographs or hosting events. There are currently three photo albums of Gordie, all published through the support of his fan base. This card shows another special photo, taken specifically for this purpose at a photo studio."
Gordie keeps his Pokémon in Ultra Balls.
- Circhester Stadium
- "Can you hear me?"
- "Try to feel your way through... Trust your senses..."
- "That's it... That's the ticket..."
- "Take a deep breath. Focus."
- "It might get a bit harder to see, now..."
- "You have to carry on, not knowing what lies before you."
- "Tsk, tsk! No rubbing your eyes!"
- "No hesitation. Your only choice is forward."
- "Failure opens your eyes to things you couldn't see before."
- "Don't let yourself slip up now. Not this close to the end."
- "You did... wonderfully. Just wonderfully."
- "Now, Gym Challenger. Join me on the pitch."
- "Hey there. The name's Gordie."
- "I admit I feel a little bad for doing this to a Gym Challenger, but..."
- "I'm going to use this match to show the crowd that my Pokémon are unbeatable!"
- "So, let's get this over with, Challenger!"
- "Not yet! I'm not crumbling to dust just yet. We can still battle!"
- "Like a giant mountain boulder! Hiyah! Gigantamax!"
- "I just want to climb into a hole... Well, I guess it'd be more like falling from here."
- Wyndon Stadium
- "I've got nothing to say. I'm here to win."
- "I've been crushed! I pride myself on my solid Pokémon, and yet this..."
- "Sorry to lose my cool... I'll be sure to challenge you again."
- Post-game at Circhester Stadium
- "Get to safety, you three!"
- "Oh, actually... I didn't realize who I was talking to."
- "I was just thinking over how to handle all the Dynamax Pokémon..."
- "With all of you here, we can each take one of them on!"
- "Let's hurry to the pitch."
- Upon defeating Dynamax Gigalith
- "Nice work, everyone. No one's hurt, are they?"
- "Hehe. I expected nothing less from you, <player>. You seem like quite the reliable Trainer, too, Hop."
- "I'll take care of the Pokémon we battled, so there's no need for any of you to worry, all right?"
- "<player>. It's hardly a reward for what you've done for me, but please take a copy of my League Card."
- "If anything comes up, please contact me."
- "All right then. I wish you all the best of luck for the future!"
- Gordie's uniform number is "188", which can be read in Japanese as goroawase for 岩場 iwaba, meaning "rocky area".
|| マクワ Makuwa
|| From 真桑瓜 Makuwa-uri (oriental melon, a cultivar of muskmelon)
|| From gourd, could also stem from Geordie
|| From 참외 chamoe (Korean for oriental melon)
|| Similar to his Japanese name
|| From Cucumis melo (scientific name of muskmelon)
|| From melón oriental (oriental melon)
|| 마쿠와 Makuwa
|| Transcription of his Japanese name
| Chinese (Mandarin)
|| 瑪瓜 / 玛瓜 Mǎguā
|| From the transcription of his Japanese name and 瓜 guā / gwā (melon)
| Chinese (Cantonese)
|| 瑪瓜 Máhgwā