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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 Cream 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
Game animation debut Assistant
English voice actor N/A
Japanese voice actor N/A

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

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Gordie is the sixth Gym Leader Galar Trainers face in their Gym Challenge in Pokémon Sword. He is believed to have received his education from his mother, Melony, who was the Gym Leader of Circhester.[1] However instead of becoming an Ice-type user like his mom, he chose to use the Rock type due to him admiring that type more and find his own path to greatness. This resulted in the two having a fall out after a heated battle, which neither seeing each other since. There are few Gym Trainers in his Gym due to his strict training style.

As a rising star, many believed he has the potential of becoming the Galar League Champion. Gordie uses Rock-type Pokémon to achieve victory through refined and graceful battle style, despite the type's rough and unrelenting reputation. He is considered one of the strongest Galar Trainers in terms of popularity and skills. He has tendency to shut himself away in locker room should he lose, making it hard to get an interview from him. Most of his fans find this trait to be endearing regardless. He has quite the fanbase, and he tries his best to make the fans happy by either giving out autographs or hosting events. Currently, there are three photo albums on Gordie that were created by his fanbase.

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."


Pokémon Sword

Gym battle

In this battle, Gordie keeps his Pokémon in Ultra Balls.

Champion tournaments

Galarian Star Tournament


Main article: Gordie/Quotes



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Icon from the
Galarian Star Tournament menu

League Cards

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

In the anime

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

Gordie appeared as a visual in Assistant during his battle against Melony.

He physically appeared in Sky, where he gave his thoughts about Leon in an interview while having his meal.

In The Gathering of Stars, Gordie was seen in his room at Hotel Ionia with his Shuckle and Stonjourner while receiving an invitation letter for the Galarian Star Tournament. He was later seen at Wyndon Stadium, walking out onto the field for the tournament's opening ceremony.


Gordie's Coalossal ↔ Gigantamax Coalossal
Coalossal ↔ Gigantamax Coalossal
Coalossal briefly appeared in its Gigantamax form while battling Melony's Gigantamax Lapras.

None of Coalossal's moves are known.

Debut Assistant


Gordie briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Gordie debuted in the Sword & Shield chapter. Unlike in the games, he and Melony share the Circhester Stadium and alternate who acts as its Gym Leader. He was first seen at Circhester Stadium, where he took over Gym Leader duties after a League Staff member informed him that Melony had left the building.


  • 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
German Mac Similar to his Japanese name
Spanish Morris From melón oriental (oriental melon)
French Chaz From 참외 chamoe (Korean for oriental melon)
Italian Milo From Cucumis melo (scientific name of muskmelon)
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
Brazilian Portuguese Godinho Similar to his English name


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