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マクワ Makuwa
"The hard-rock crusher!"
Sword Shield Gordie.png
Artwork from Sword and Shield
Gender Male
Eye color Blue
Hair color Beige with yellow highlights
Hometown Circhester
Region Galar
Relatives Melony (mother), unnamed younger sister, three younger brothers
Trainer class Gym Leader
Generation VIII
Games Sword
Leader of Circhester Stadium
Badge Rock Badge
Specializes in Rock types

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

League Cards

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.

Pokémon Sword

Gym battle

Champion tournaments


Pokémon Sword

Circhester Stadium
  • During Gym mission
"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."
  • Before battle
"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!"
  • After being defeated
"I just want to climb into a hole... Well, I guess it'd be more like falling from here."
Wyndon Stadium
  • Before battle
"I've got nothing to say. I'm here to win."
  • After being defeated
"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!"


League Card Gordie.png League Card Gordie rare.png League Card Melony rare.png
Gordie's League Card in
Gordie's rare League Card in
Gordie in Melony's rare League Card in


  • Gordie's uniform number is "188", which can be read in Japanese as goroawase for 岩場 iwaba, meaning "rocky area".


Language Name Origin
Japanese マクワ Makuwa From 真桑瓜 Makuwa-uri (oriental melon, a cultivar of muskmelon)
English Gordie From gourd, could also stem from Geordie
French Chaz From 참외 chamoe (Korean for oriental melon)
German Mac Similar to his Japanese name
Italian Milo From Cucumis melo (scientific name of muskmelon)
Spanish Morris From melón oriental (oriental melon)
Korean 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

Gym Leaders of the Galar region
Turffield Stadium Grass Badge
Hulbury Stadium Water Badge
Motostoke Stadium Fire Badge
Stow-on-Side Stadium Fighting Badge
VSBea.png VSAllister.png
Ghost Badge
Bea Allister
Ballonlea Stadium Fairy Badge
VSOpal.png VSBede 2.png
Opal Bede
Circhester Stadium Rock Badge
VSGordie.png VSMelony.png
Ice Badge
Gordie Melony
Spikemuth Gym Dark Badge
VSPiers.png VSMarnie 3.png
Piers Marnie
Hammerlocke Stadium Dragon Badge

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