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If you were looking for the character known as Grant in the Chuang Yi version of Pokémon Adventures, see Joey.
ザクロ Zakuro
"The wild, yet cool and collected, rock climber."
XY Grant.png
Artwork from X and Y
Gender Male
Eye color Gray
Hair color Black
Hometown Cyllage City
Region Kalos
Trainer class Gym Leader, Marquis
Generation VI
Games Pokémon X and Y
Leader of Cyllage Gym
Badge Cliff Badge
Specializes in Rock types

Grant (Japanese: ザクロ Zakuro) is the Gym Leader of Cyllage City's Gym, known officially as the Cyllage Gym. He specializes in Rock-type Pokémon. He gives the Cliff Badge to Trainers who defeat him.

In the games

Grant appears in Pokémon X and Y as a Gym Leader. Trainers who defeat Grant will receive the Cliff Badge, along with TM39 (Rock Tomb). He excels at a variety of sports, such as bike racing and mountain climbing. According to the television show Gym Freaks, he is a trend setter and very fashionable, with his hairstyle of rolling stones apparently being popular with young people. It also states that he cuts down on his eating to keep his weight down, but appears to miss the opportunity to eat sweets because of this.


Pokémon X and Y

Gym battle

Battle Chateau

Battle Chateau rematch

Battle Chateau rematch - Blue Writ of Challenge

Battle Chateau rematch - Black Writ of Challenge


Cyllage City

"Oh dear... If you're here for the Bicycle race, I'm afraid you're too late. The race is over, and I took first place. I feel bad that you missed it. Here--allow me to give you this Strength HM in consolation. If one of your Pokémon uses the move, it will be able to push large rocks around."
"However, if you want to use the move outside of battle, you'll first need a Badge from the Gym I run in this city. On that note, I'll be waiting for you in the Gym. Come challenge me at your leisure."

Cyllage Gym

  • Before battle
"I've been waiting in eager anticipation! What have I been waiting for? For a worthy challenger to appear! It's quite an achievement to have climbed all the way up here. Very impressive, actually! I have a feeling that our battle will turn out to be worth the wait! I hope you'll show me that your skill as a Trainer surpasses even mine."
  • Being defeated
"You have proven to be a wall that I am unable to surmount!"
  • After being defeated
"There are some things that seem out of reach no matter how hard you try. However, it's important that you never give up—no matter the opponent or the odds. I could tell from our battle that you and your Pokémon understand that. To commemorate such an impressive show of teamwork, please accept the Cliff Badge!"
"With the Cliff Badge in your grasp, you should have no issues working together with Pokémon up to level 40. This even applies to Pokémon you've received from other people in trade. And that's not all. You also get…this!"
"It's Rock Tomb. With this move, a Pokémon can hurl rocks at its target, not only inflicting damage but also lowering the target's Speed and preventing it from moving. Now that you've become a master wall climber and conquered this Gym, it's time you thought about how to apply your skills in other areas! Think about how you can improve yourself, as well as the Pokémon that are always by your side. When you find the answer, that's when you'll truly be able to smile!"
(post-game) "Have you heard of the Battle Chateau on Route 7? I like to take the occasional trip there. If it pleases you, I hope you might honer me with a rematch there someday."

Battle Chateau

  • Before battle
"There is only one thing I wish for. That by surpassing one another, we find a way to even greater heights."
  • Being defeated
"You continue to be a wall that I am unable to surmount!"
  • After being defeated
(if giving the player an item) "To commemorate such an impressive show of teamwork, please accept this gift!"
"Yes, this is the way it should be. This way both humans and Pokémon will grow."

Gym Freaks

April: "Hello! It's time for Gym Freaks, your source for the hottest news about hot Gym Leaders in Kalos. So... I'm now in front of the Cyllage City Gym! ... Whoa! Grant has arrived! He's good looking! So good looking! Lean yet muscular. Fascinating! That hairstyle of rolling stones into your hair is very popular among young people now! Grant is not only a Gym Leader but also a leader in fashion! Oh... he went inside the Gym... That's all for the on-site report. Good-bye for now, everyone."


  • Grant's Japanese Leader title is ワイルド マイルド ロッククライマー.
  • Grant is the first Rock-type specialist who is not the first Gym Leader of their region.
    • Grant is also the first Rock-type specialist to not use Geodude or Onix at any point.
  • Grant is the only Kalos Gym Leader who does not use a fully evolved Pokémon outside of the Battle Chateau.
    • Grant is also the only Kalos Gym Leader who doesn't use a Pokémon outside of Generation VI.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ザクロ Zakuro From 石榴 zakuro (pomegranate), which contains the character 石 ishi (rock).
English Grant From granite and pomegranate
French, German,
Italian, Spanish
Lino From the genus Linum (flax)
Korean 자크로 Jakeuro Transliteration of his Japanese name

Gym Leaders of the Kalos region
Santalune Gym Bug Badge
XY Viola Icon.png
Cyllage Gym Cliff Badge
XY Grant Icon.png
Shalour Gym Rumble Badge
XY Korrina Icon.png
Coumarine Gym Plant Badge
XY Ramos Icon.png
Lumiose Gym Voltage Badge
XY Clemont Icon.png
Laverre Gym Fairy Badge
XY Valerie Icon.png
Anistar Gym Psychic Badge
XY Olympia Icon.png
Snowbelle Gym Iceberg Badge
XY Wulfric Icon.png

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