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{{CharacterInfobox|
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{{CharInfobox
name=Palmer |
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|color={{tower color}}
jname=クロツグ |
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|corecolor={{tower color light}}
tmname=Kurotsugu |
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|bordercolor={{tower color dark}}
image=[[Image:Kurotsugu.jpg|250px]] |
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|name=Palmer
caption=Art from Diamond/Pearl|
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|jname=クロツグ
gender=Male |
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|tmname=Kurotsugu
hometown=[[Twinleaf Town]]|
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|image=Diamond Pearl Palmer.png
region=[[Sinnoh]] |
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|size=200px
relatives={{ga|Pearl}} (son), unnamed wife |
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|caption=Art from {{2v2|Diamond|Pearl}}
trainer=yes |
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|gender=Male
trainerclass=[[Tower Tycoon]]<br><small>([[Frontier Brain]])</small> |
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|hometown=[[Twinleaf Town]]
numpkmncaught=Varies with canon |
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|region=[[Sinnoh]]
game=yes |
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|relatives={{ga|Barry}}/{{an|Barry}}/{{adv|Pearl}} (son), unnamed wife (games)
generation={{Gen|IV}} |
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|trainer=yes
games={{3v2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}} |
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|trainerclass={{tc|Tower Tycoon}}<br><small>([[Frontier Brain]])</small>
leader=no |
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|game=yes
brain=Pt |
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|generation={{Gen|IV}}
facility=Battle Tower |
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|games={{2v2|Diamond|Pearl}}, {{v2|Platinum}}, {{2v2|HeartGold|SoulSilver}}, {{pkmn|Masters}}
medal=Tower Medal |
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|leader=no
anime=no |
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|brain=Pt
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|facility={{gdis|Battle Tower|IV}}
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|print=Tower Print
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|anime=yes
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|epnum=M12
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|epname=Arceus and the Jewel of Life
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|enva=Carmen Borgia
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|java=[[Nobuyuki Hiyama]]
 
}}
 
}}
'''Tower Tycoon Palmer''' (Japanese: '''タワータイクーン クロツグ''' ''Tower Tycoon Kurotsugu'') is the leader of the {{si|Battle Tower}} in {{game|Diamond and Pearl|s}}, and the Frontier Brain of the same facility in {{game|Platinum}}. He is {{ga|Pearl}}'s father. He is very similar to his son in look and character, as he's always in a rush. He is probably a good friend of the unknown father of the player character. Just like the {{player}} and Pearl did, he once went to a lake with the player's father and was also attacked by [[wild Pokémon]].
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'''Tower Tycoon Palmer''' (Japanese: '''タワータイクーン クロツグ''' ''Tower Tycoon Kurotsugu'') is the [[Tower Tycoon (Trainer class)|leader]] of the {{Gdis|Battle Tower|IV}} in {{game|Diamond and Pearl|s}}, and the [[Frontier Brain]] of the same facility in {{game|Platinum}}, {{2v2|HeartGold|SoulSilver}}.
   
 
==In the games==
 
==In the games==
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Palmer is {{ga|Barry}}'s father and very similar to his son in look and character, as he is always in a rush. This is proven when he runs into the player just before his son does on the player's first arrival into the Battle Park.
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===Pokémon Diamond and Pearl===
 
===Pokémon Diamond and Pearl===
 
====On 21st consecutive battle====
 
====On 21st consecutive battle====
{{Party|
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{{Party/Single
color=CC0000 |
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|color={{tower color}}
trainerimage=SpritePalmer.png |
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|bordercolor={{tower color dark}}
prize=???? |
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|headcolor={{tower color light}}
trainerclass=Tower Tycoon |
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|sprite=Spr DP Palmer.png
trainername=Palmer |
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|prize=20{{color2|000000|Battle Point|BP}}
games={{2v2|Diamond|Pearl}} |
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|class=Tower Tycoon
place=Battle Tower (Sinnoh) |
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|name=Palmer
link=Battle Tower |
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|game=DP
generation=4 |
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|location=Battle Tower (Generation IV)
numberinparty=3 |
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|locationname=Battle Tower
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|pokemon=3
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}}
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|{{Pokémon/4
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|ndex=350
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|pokemon=Milotic
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|gender=both
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|game=Diamond
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|spritegender=female
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|type1=Water
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|held=Salac Berry
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|ability=Marvel Scale
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|level=50
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|move1=Hydro Pump|move1type=Water|move1cat=Special
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|move2=Hypnosis|move2type=Psychic|move2cat=Status
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|move3=Dragon Pulse|move3type=Dragon|move3cat=Special
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|move4=Recover|move4type=Normal|move4cat=Status
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}}
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|{{Pokémon/4
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|ndex=464
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|pokemon=Rhyperior
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|spritegender=male
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|game=Diamond
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|gender=both
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|type1=Ground|type2=Rock
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|held=Expert Belt
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|ability=Lightningrod
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|ability2=Solid Rock
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|level=50
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|move1=Flamethrower|move1type=Fire|move1cat=Special
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|move2=Ice Beam|move2type=Ice|move2cat=Special
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|move3=Thunderbolt|move3type=Electric|move3cat=Special
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|move4=Rock Wrecker|move4type=Rock|move4cat=Physical
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}}
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|{{Pokémon/4
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|ndex=149
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|pokemon=Dragonite
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|game=Diamond
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|gender=both
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|type1=Dragon|type2=Flying
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|held=Wide Lens
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|ability=Inner Focus
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|level=50
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|move1=Dragon Rush|move1type=Dragon|move1cat=Physical
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|move2=Stone Edge|move2type=Rock|move2cat=Physical
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|move3=Aqua Tail|move3type=Water|move3cat=Physical
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|move4=Iron Tail|move4type=Steel|move4cat=Physical
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}}
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{{Party/Footer}}
   
num1=350 |
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====On 49th consecutive battle====
poke1=Milotic |
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{{Party/Single
ability1={{a|Marvel Scale}} |
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|color={{tower color}}
item1={{b|Salac}} |
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|bordercolor={{tower color dark}}
gender1= |
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|headcolor={{tower color light}}
level1=50 |
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|sprite=Spr DP Palmer.png
move1poke1=Hypnosis |
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|prize=20{{color2|000000|Battle Point|BP}}
move2poke1=Dragon Pulse |
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|class=Tower Tycoon
move3poke1=Hydro Pump |
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|name=Palmer
move4poke1=Recover |
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|game=DP
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|location=Battle Tower (Generation IV)
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|locationname=Battle Tower
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|pokemon=3
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}}
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|{{Pokémon/4
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|ndex=486
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|pokemon=Regigigas
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|game=Diamond
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|type1=Normal
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|held=Chople Berry
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|ability=Slow Start
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|level=50
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|move1=Crush Grip|move1type=Normal|move1cat=Physical
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|move2=Stone Edge|move2type=Rock|move2cat=Physical
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|move3=Ice Punch|move3type=Ice|move3cat=Physical
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|move4=Brick Break|move4type=Fighting|move4cat=Physical
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}}
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|{{Pokémon/4
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|ndex=485
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|pokemon=Heatran
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|game=Diamond
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|gender=both
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|type1=Fire|type2=Steel
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|held=BrightPowder
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|ability=Flash Fire
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|level=50
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|move1=Magma Storm|move1type=Fire|move1cat=Special
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|move2=Flash Cannon|move2type=Steel|move2cat=Special
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|move3=Dark Pulse|move3type=Dark|move3cat=Special
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|move4=Explosion|move4type=Normal|move4cat=Physical
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}}
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|{{Pokémon/4
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|ndex=488
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|pokemon=Cresselia
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|game=Diamond
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|gender=female
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|type1=Psychic
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|held=Leftovers
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|ability=Levitate
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|level=50
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|move1=Psychic|move1type=Psychic|move1cat=Special
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|move2=Calm Mind|move2type=Psychic|move2cat=Status
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|move3=Shadow Ball|move3type=Ghost|move3cat=Special
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|move4=Moonlight|move4type=Normal|move4cat=Status
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}}
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{{Party/Footer}}
   
num2=464 |
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===Pokémon Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver===
poke2=Rhyperior |
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====Silver Print challenge====
gender2= |
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{{Party/Single
level2=50 |
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|color={{tower color}}
item2=[[In-battle effect item#Expert Belt|Expert Belt]] |
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|bordercolor={{tower color dark}}
move1poke2=Flamethrower |
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|headcolor={{tower color light}}
move2poke2=Thunderbolt |
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|sprite=Spr Pt Palmer.png
move3poke2=Ice Beam |
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|prize=20{{color2|000|Battle Point|BP}}
move4poke2=Rock Wrecker |
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|class=Tower Tycoon
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|name=Palmer
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|game=PtHGSS
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|location=Battle Tower (Generation IV)
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|locationname=Battle Tower
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|pokemon=3
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}}
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|{{Pokémon/4
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|game=Platinum
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|ndex=350
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|pokemon=Milotic
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|type1=Water
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|spritegender=female
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|held=Shell Bell
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|gender=both
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|ability=Marvel Scale
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|level=50
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|move1=Surf|move1type=Water|move1cat=Special
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|move2=Hypnosis|move2type=Psychic|move2cat=Status
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|move3=Ice Beam|move3type=Ice|move3cat=Special
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|move4=Attract|move4type=Normal|move4cat=Status
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}}
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|{{Pokémon/4
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|game=Platinum
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|ndex=464
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|pokemon=Rhyperior
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|type1=Ground|type2=Rock
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|spritegender=male
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|gender=both
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|held=Focus Band
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|ability=Lightningrod
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|ability2=Solid Rock
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|level=50
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|move1=Earthquake|move1type=Ground|move1cat=Physical
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|move2=Crunch|move2type=Dark|move2cat=Physical
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|move3=Rock Wrecker|move3type=Rock|move3cat=Physical
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|move4=Roar|move4type=Normal|move4cat=Status
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}}
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|{{Pokémon/4
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|game={{#ifexpr: ({{#time: H}} mod 2) = 0|HeartGold|Diamond}}
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|ndex=149
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|pokemon=Dragonite
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|type1=Dragon|type2=Flying
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|held=Lum Berry
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|gender=both
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|ability=Inner Focus
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|level=50
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|move1=Dragon Claw|move1type=Dragon|move1cat=Physical
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|move2=Dragon Dance|move2type=Dragon|move2cat=Status
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|move3=Aerial Ace|move3type=Flying|move3cat=Physical
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|move4=Thunder Wave|move4type=Electric|move4cat=Status
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}}
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{{Party/Footer}}
   
num3=149 |
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====Gold Print challenge====
poke3=Dragonite |
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{{Party/Single
gender3= |
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|color={{tower color}}
item3=[[In-battle effect item#Wide Lens|Wide Lens]] |
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|bordercolor={{tower color dark}}
level3=50 |
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|headcolor={{tower color light}}
ability3={{a|Inner Focus}} |
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|sprite=Spr Pt Palmer.png
move1poke3=Stone Edge |
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|prize=20{{color2|000|Battle Point|BP}}
move2poke3=Dragon Rush |
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|class=Tower Tycoon
move3poke3=Aqua Tail |
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|name=Palmer
move4poke3=Iron Tail |
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|game=PtHGSS
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|location=Battle Tower (Generation IV)
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|locationname=Battle Tower
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|pokemon=3
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}}
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|{{Pokémon/4
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|ndex=486
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|game=Platinum
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|pokemon=Regigigas
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|type1=Normal
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|held=BrightPowder
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|ability=Slow Start
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|level=50
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|move1=Crush Grip|move1type=Normal|move1cat=Physical
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|move2=Stone Edge|move2type=Rock|move2cat=Physical
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|move3=Earthquake|move3type=Ground|move3cat=Physical
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|move4=Drain Punch|move4type=Fighting|move4cat=Physical
 
}}
 
}}
   
====On 49th consecutive battle====
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|{{Pokémon/4
{{Team|
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|ndex=485
|#1=[[Image:Spr 4d 485.png]]
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|game=Platinum
|Poke1={{p|Heatran}}
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|pokemon=Heatran
|LV1=Lv. 50
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|type1=Fire|type2=Steel
|G1=♂\♀
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|held=Focus Sash
|HI1=[[BrightPowder]]
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|gender=both
|M1P1={{m|Dark Pulse}}
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|ability=Flash Fire
|M2P1={{m|Magma Storm}}
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|level=50
|M3P1={{m|Flash Cannon}}
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|move1=Magma Storm|move1type=Fire|move1cat=Special
|M4P1={{m|Explosion}}
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|move2=Flash Cannon|move2type=Steel|move2cat=Special
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|move3=Earth Power|move3type=Ground|move3cat=Special
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|move4=Explosion|move4type=Normal|move4cat=Physical
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}}
   
|#2=[[Image:Spr 4d 486.png]]
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|{{Pokémon/4
|Poke2={{p|Regigigas}}
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|ndex=488
|LV2=Lv. 50
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|game=Platinum
|G2=
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|pokemon=Cresselia
|HI2=[[Chople Berry]]
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|gender=female
|M1P2={{m|Stone Edge}}
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|type1=Psychic
|M2P2={{m|Ice Punch}}
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|held=Leftovers
|M3P2={{m|Crush Grip}}
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|ability=Levitate
|M4P2={{m|Brick Break}}
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|level=50
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|move1=Psychic|move1type=Psychic|move1cat=Special
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|move2=Signal Beam|move2type=Bug|move2cat=Special
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|move3=Ice Beam|move3type=Ice|move3cat=Special
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|move4=Moonlight|move4type=Normal|move4cat=Status
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}}
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{{Party/Footer}}
   
|#3=[[Image:Spr 4d 488.png]]
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===Quotes===
|Poke3={{p|Cresselia}}
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===={{game2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}}====
|LV3=Lv. 50
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;Fight Area
|G3=♀
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:''"What's this all about?!!"''
|HI3=[[Leftovers]]
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:''"Huh? Ah! If it isn't <{{ga|Barry|rival}}>! You've grown all sturdy! And <{{player}}> too! I haven't seen you in a long time, either! <{{ga|Barry|Rival}}>, your mother told me you'd gone off to the Battle Zone. So I had to come running looking for you. So, are you two going to take the Battle Frontier challenge? The Frontier has five facilities that are all dedicated to battling. Each one has a unique set of rules, so they're all different. Of course, you have to be good to win at any of them. Anyway, I'm satisfied to see that you're both doing well. I'll go back to my usual place in the Battle Tower. I'll be looking forward to your challenge.!"''
|M1P3={{m|Shadow Ball}}
 
|M2P3={{m|Psychic}}
 
|M3P3={{m|Calm Mind}}
 
|M4P3={{m|Moonlight}}
 
   
|#4=
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;Initial battle
|Poke4=
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*Before battle
|LV4=
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:''"Hi! My name's Palmer. I remember you from when you were in {{to|Twinleaf}}, <{{player}}>. You were always playing with my son <{{ga|Barry|rival}}>, right? You’ve grown up since then, and most impressively, too! So, I'd like you to show me. Show me the bond you’ve built with your Pokémon. Show me the skill you've acquired as a {{pkmn|Trainer}}!"''
|G4=
 
|HI4=
 
|M1P4=
 
|M2P4=
 
|M3P4=
 
|M4P4=
 
   
|#5=
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*Being defeated
|Poke5=
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:''"Losing to an outstanding Trainer like you... I can live with that."''{{sup/4|DP}}
|LV5=
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:''"I have no problem losing to a spectacular Trainer like you!"''{{sup/4|Pt}}
|G5=
 
|HI5=
 
|M1P5=
 
|M2P5=
 
|M3P5=
 
|M4P5=
 
   
|#6=
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*After being defeated
|Poke6=
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:''"Bravo! One day, I imagine my son will come challenge me just as you have. That’s something I look forward to a great deal. You will become even more skilled the very same way your father did. Keep battling Trainers from around the world and keep growing greater in stature!"''
|LV6=
 
|G6=
 
|HI6=
 
|M1P6=
 
|M2P6=
 
|M3P6=
 
|M4P6=
 
}}
 
   
===Pokémon Platinum===
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*After winning
====On 21st consecutive battle====
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:''"A magnificent bout that was! Do come visit again!"''{{sup/4|DP}}
[[Image:PalmerPlatinum.gif|thumb|right|Sprite image of Palmer from {{game|Platinum}}]]
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:''"Ah, wonderful! That was fantastic! Do come again!"''{{sup/4|Pt}}
{{Team|
 
|#1=[[Image:Spr 4p 350 f.png]]
 
|Poke1={{p|Milotic}}
 
|LV1=Lv. 50
 
|G1=♀\♂
 
|HI1=[[Shell Bell]]
 
|M1P1={{m|Hypnosis}}
 
|M2P1={{m|Ice Beam}}
 
|M3P1={{m|Surf}}
 
|M4P1={{m|Attract}}
 
   
|#2=[[Image:Spr 4p 464 m.png]]
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;[[Rematch]]
|Poke2={{p|Rhyperior}}
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*Before battle
|LV2=Lv. 50
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:''"So, you've come this so far! As the {{tc|Tower Tycoon}}, I'll have to give you my best effort. That's how the best Trainers show respect to each other. By Battling all out as dedicated students of Pokémon!"''
|G2=♂\♀
 
|HI2=[[Focus Band]]
 
|M1P2={{m|Crunch}}
 
|M2P2={{m|Earthquake}}
 
|M3P2={{m|Rock Wrecker}}
 
|M4P2={{m|Roar}}
 
   
|#3=[[Image:149.png]]
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*Being defeated
|Poke3={{p|Dragonite}}
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:''"Losing to an outstanding Trainer like you... I can live with that."''
|LV3=Lv. 50
 
|G3=♂\♀
 
|HI3=[[Wide Lens]]
 
|M1P3={{m|Dragon Dance}}
 
|M2P3={{m|Shock Wave}}
 
|M3P3={{m|Aerial Ace}}
 
|M4P3={{m|Dragon Claw}}
 
   
|#4=
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*After being defeated
|Poke4=
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:''"Bravo! I feel inspired in my heart! It brings back a memory of that day long ago... I went out to [[Lake Verity|the lake]] with your father that day... We were attacked by a [[wild Pokémon]]. We fended it off, but I don't recall how. It was that desperate. That was my first step as a Trainer. I wonder if the [[Professor Rowan|professor]] is doing well? ...That's enough reminiscing. My young friend, the world and your future hold infinite promise. Go on, you can be all that you desire! There is no limit to where you can go!"''
|LV4=
 
|G4=
 
|HI4=
 
|M1P4=
 
|M2P4=
 
|M3P4=
 
|M4P4=
 
   
|#5=
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*After winning
|Poke5=
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:''"A magnificent bout that was! Do come visit again!"''{{sup/4|DP}}
|LV5=
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:''"Ah, wonderful! That was fantastic! Do come again!"''{{sup/4|Pt}}
|G5=
 
|HI5=
 
|M1P5=
 
|M2P5=
 
|M3P5=
 
|M4P5=
 
   
|#6=
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===={{game|HeartGold and SoulSilver|s}}====
|Poke6=
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;Initial battle
|LV6=
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*Before battle
|G6=
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:''"Hi! My name's Palmer. I heard a lot about you. You are <player> from [[New Bark Town]], right? You are much younger than I thought. So, I'd like you to show me. Show me the bond you've built with your Pokémon. Show me what you've learned through battles with Trainers!"''
|HI6=
 
|M1P6=
 
|M2P6=
 
|M3P6=
 
|M4P6=
 
}}
 
   
====On 49th consecutive battle====
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*Being defeated
{{Team|
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:''"I have no problem losing to a spectacular trainer like you!"''
|#1=[[Image:485.png]]
 
|Poke1={{p|Heatran}}
 
|LV1=Lv. 50
 
|G1=♂\♀
 
|HI1=[[Focus Sash]]
 
|M1P1={{m|Earth Power}}
 
|M2P1={{m|Flash Cannon}}
 
|M3P1={{m|Magma Storm}}
 
|M4P1={{m|Explosion}}
 
   
|#2=[[Image:486.png]]
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*After being defeated
|Poke2={{p|Regigigas}}
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:''"Bravo! I imagine many great Trainers will come to challenge me as you have just done. That's something I look forward to a great deal. You will become even more skilled. Keep battling Trainers from around [[Pokémon world|the world]] and keep growing greater in stature!"''
|LV2=Lv. 50
 
|G2=
 
|HI2=[[Chople Berry]]
 
|M1P2={{m|Crush Grip}}
 
|M2P2={{m|Stone Edge}}
 
|M3P2={{m|Earthquake}}
 
|M4P2={{m|Drain Punch}}
 
   
|#3=[[Image:488.png]]
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*After winning
|Poke3={{p|Cresselia}}
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:''"Ah, wonderful! That was fantastic! Do come again!"''
|LV3=Lv. 50
 
|G3=♀
 
|HI3=[[Leftovers]]
 
|M1P3={{m|Signal Beam}}
 
|M2P3={{m|Ice Beam}}
 
|M3P3={{m|Psychic}}
 
|M4P3={{m|Moonlight}}
 
   
|#4=
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;Rematch
|Poke4=
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*Before battle
|LV4=
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:''"So, you've come this far! As the Tower Tycoon, I'll have to give you my best effort. That's how the best Trainers show respect to each other. By battling all out as dedicated students of Pokémon!"''
|G4=
 
|HI4=
 
|M1P4=
 
|M2P4=
 
|M3P4=
 
|M4P4=
 
   
|#5=
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*Being defeated
|Poke5=
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:''"I have no problem losing to a spectacular trainer like you!"''
|LV5=
 
|G5=
 
|HI5=
 
|M1P5=
 
|M2P5=
 
|M3P5=
 
|M4P5=
 
   
|#6=
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*After being defeated
|Poke6=
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:''"Bravo! I feel inspired in my heart! My young friend, the world and your future hold infinite promise. The spirits of people and Pokémon call for each other in resonance. The resulting bond is finitely strong! Go on, you can be all that you desire! There is no limit to where you can go!"''
|LV6=
 
|G6=
 
|HI6=
 
|M1P6=
 
|M2P6=
 
|M3P6=
 
|M4P6=
 
}}
 
   
===Quotes===
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*After winning
====21 wins====
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:''"Ah, wonderful! That was fantastic! Do come again!"''
''"Hi! My name's Palmer. I remember you from when you were in Twinleaf, [[Player character|<name>]]. You were always playing with my son {{ga|Pearl|<name>}}, right? You’ve grown up since then, and most impressively, too! So, I'd like you to show me. Show me the bond you’ve built with your Pokémon. Show me the skill you've acquired as a Trainer!"
 
   
''"Losing to an outstanding Trainer like you... I can live with that."
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===Sprites===
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|-
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|style="{{roundy|80px}} border: 2px solid #{{tower color dark}}; background: #{{tower color light}}; width:80px"| [[File:Spr DP Palmer.png]]
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|style="{{roundy|80px}} border: 2px solid #{{tower color dark}}; background: #{{tower color light}}; width:80px"| [[File:Spr Pt Palmer.png]]
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|style="{{roundy|80px}} border: 2px solid #{{tower color dark}}; background: #{{tower color light}}; width:80px"| [[File:Palmer OD.png]]
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|style="{{roundy|20px}} border: 2px solid #{{tower color dark}}; background: #{{tower color light}}; width:80px"| [[File:VSPalmer.png]]
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|-
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| Sprite from<br>{{color2|000000|Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Versions|Diamond and Pearl}}
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| Sprite from<br>{{color2|000000|Pokémon Platinum Version|Platinum}},<br>{{color2|000000|Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions|HeartGold, and SoulSilver}}
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| Overworld sprite from<br>{{color2|000000|Generation IV}}
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| VS sprite from<br>{{color2|000000|Pokémon Platinum Version|Platinum}},<br>{{color2|000000|Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions|HeartGold, and SoulSilver}}
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|}
   
''"Bravo! One day, I imagine my son will come challenge me just as you have. That’s something I look forward to a great deal. You will become even more skilled the very same way your father did. Keep battling Trainers from around the world and keep growing greater in stature!"
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==In the anime==
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===In the main series===
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[[File:Palmer anime.png|thumb|250px|Palmer in the {{pkmn|anime}}]]
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Palmer debuted in a cameo at the beginning of ''[[M12|Arceus and the Jewel of Life]]'', where he was having a {{pkmn|battle}} against [[Sinnoh League]] {{pkmn|Champion}} [[Cynthia]].
   
====49 wins====
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Palmer made his main series debut in ''[[DP140|Historical Mystery Tour!]]'', where he arrived in [[Twinleaf Town]] and met up with his son {{an|Barry}}. He revealed that he had also visited [[Xatu's Forest]], and informed his son of the importance of looking to the past and its connection to the future.
''"So, you've come this so far! As the Tower Tycoon, I'll have to give you my best effort. That's how the best Trainers show respect to each other. By Battling all out as dedicated students of Pokémon!"
 
   
''"Losing to an outstanding Trainer like you... I can live with that."
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Palmer was visiting his [[hometown]] to attend the [[Twinleaf Festival]], where a battle tournament known as the [[Festival Battle Challenge]] was held to determine which {{pkmn|Trainer}} would be given the opportunity to face off against the {{tc|Tower Tycoon|head}} of [[Sinnoh]]'s {{gdis|Battle Tower|IV}}. Ash won the tournament in ''[[DP141|Challenging a Towering Figure!]]'' and had his battle with Palmer. Even though Ash lost the battle, Palmer still gave him a trophy as recognition for winning the tournament. Palmer later suggested Ash challenge the [[Gym]] located in [[Sunyshore City]] and hinted about the unmotivated {{gy|Sunyshore}} [[Gym Leader]], [[Volkner]].
   
''"Bravo! I feel inspired in my heart! It brings back a memory of that day long ago... I went out to the lake with your father that day... We were attacked by a wild Pokémon. We fended it off, but I don't recall how. It was that desperate. That was my first step as a Trainer. I wonder if the professor is doing well? ...That's enough reminiscing. My young friend, the world and your future hold infinite promise. Go on, you can be all that you desire! There is no limit to where you can go!"
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Palmer made a cameo appearance during the ending credits of ''[[M13|Zoroark: Master of Illusions]]''.
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====Character====
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Palmer is confident. He is a true showman who enjoys the attention of the crowd and inspiring new generations of [[Pokémon Trainer]]s. He raises his Pokémon with respect, which has made them well-rounded and virtually unbeatable in {{pkmn|battle}}.
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====Pokémon====
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{{MissingInfo|2|enva|java}}
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This listing is of Palmer's known {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} in the {{pkmn|anime}}:
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{{TrainerPoké
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|trainer=Palmer
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|pkmn=Milotic
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|type1=Water
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|img=Palmer Milotic.png
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|epnum=M12
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|epname=Arceus and the Jewel of Life
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|desc=Palmer's {{p|Milotic}} made a cameo appearance alongside its Trainer during the opening of ''[[M12|Arceus and the Jewel of Life]]'', where it was seen battling [[Cynthia's Garchomp]].
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Milotic's known moves are {{m|Protect}}, {{m|Water Pulse}}, and {{m|Ice Beam}}.}}
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{{TrainerPoké
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|trainer=Palmer
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|pkmn=Dragonite
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|type1=Dragon
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|type2=Flying
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|img=Palmer Dragonite.png
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|epnum=DP141
  +
|epname=Challenging a Towering Figure!
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|vajp=Katsuyuki Konishi
  +
|desc=Palmer's {{p|Dragonite}} only made a brief appearance, where it helped announce Palmer's arrival in [[Twinleaf Town]].
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  +
None of Dragonite's moves are known.}}
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{{TrainerPoké
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|trainer=Palmer
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|pkmn=Rhyperior
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|type1=Ground
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|type2=Rock
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|img=Palmer Rhyperior.png
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|epnum=DP141
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|epname=Challenging a Towering Figure!
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|vaen=Tom Wayland
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|vajp=Unshō Ishizuka
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|desc=After winning the Twinleaf Festival's annual tournament, Ash was given, as well as a trophy, the chance to battle Palmer in an {{wp|exhibition game|exhibition match}}. The match was one-on-one and Palmer chose his powerhouse {{p|Rhyperior}} to battle. In response, Ash chose {{AP|Grotle}} as he realized that Palmer would be ready to counter his normal strategy of using speed attacks and decided to focus on power instead.
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Rhyperior proved to be a very tough opponent, being able to withstand Grotle's attacks due to its [[Ability]] and giving the Grove Pokémon a very tough time. However the tables seemed to turn when Rhyperior forced Grotle to swallow an {{m|Energy Ball}}, giving it a major power boost. Using this Grotle was able to cause significant damage to Rhyperior, but Grotle was simply unable to stand up to the massive attack power of Rhyperior and was defeated.
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Rhyperior briefly appeared alongside Palmer during the ending credits of ''[[M13|Zoroark: Master of Illusions]]''.
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Rhyperior's known moves are {{m|Rock Polish}}, {{m|Sandstorm}}, {{m|Rock Wrecker}}, and {{m|Megahorn}}, and its Ability is {{a|Solid Rock}}.}}
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====Voice actors====
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{{vatable|color={{tower color}}|bordercolor={{tower color light}}
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|ja=檜山修之 ''[[Nobuyuki Hiyama]]''
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|en=Carmen Borgia
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|cs=Ladislav Cigánek
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|fi=Juhani Rajalin
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|da=Peter Holst-Beck
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|pt_br=Robson Silva
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|es_eu=Alejandro García
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|es_la=Roberto Carrillo
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|pl=Karol Wróblewski}}
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===In the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer===
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[[File:Sinnoh Frontier Masters Trailer.png|thumb|250px|Palmer (center) in the [[Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer]]]]
  +
Palmer briefly appeared in the [[Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer]] as part of a team with [[Caitlin]] and {{FB|Factory Head|Thorton}}.
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{{-}}
   
 
==In the manga==
 
==In the manga==
===[[Pokémon Special]]===
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===In the Pokémon Adventures manga===
Palmer is described as a very skilled trainer who passed some of his abilities on to his son, {{spe|Pearl}}. However, he left Twinleaf Town a few years before Pearl's journey began and even Pearl does not know Palmer's current location.
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[[File:Palmer Adventures.png|thumb|200px|Palmer in [[Pokémon Adventures]]]]
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====History====
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=====Past=====
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Palmer trained with [[Crasher Wake]] when they were younger, as seen in a flashback in ''[[PS438|Alternate Dimension Showdown VIII]]''.
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====={{chap|Platinum}}=====
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Palmer first appears along with his fellow Frontier Brains, {{FB|Hall Matron|Argenta}}, {{FB|Arcade Star|Dahlia}}, and {{FB|Factory Head|Thorton}}, in a meeting; afterwards, they go back to their facilities. Before Palmer can do so, he is attacked by a Pokémon using {{m|Bonemerang}}. Palmer easily catches the thrown bone and the person who attacked him is revealed to be his friend, [[Riley]]. Riley had come to ask him about a camera machine he obtained on [[Iron Island]] but Palmer decides to ask Thorton about it.
  +
  +
Later, Palmer, along with Argenta, investigates the reason as to why the communication system of the {{gdis|Battle Frontier|IV}} had gone down. Palmer is shocked to see {{adv|Platinum}} and her victory over the Frontier Brains. After Platinum defeats Argenta, Palmer invites Platinum to help her in her investigation of the [[Distortion World]].
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After the proper preparations have been made, Palmer, along with Platinum, Riley, [[Cheryl]], and [[Mira]] leave to the Distortion World on Palmer's {{p|Cresselia}}. After traveling for some time, Platinum asks Palmer about how he met Cresselia. He reveals that he met Cresselia a few weeks prior on [[Fullmoon Island]] after going there to find a way to cure Sailor Eldritch's son Vijay from a terrible nightmare that had prevented him from waking up. Afterward, they arrive at the [[Spring Path]], but find that [[Marley]] has been captured by the [[Advanced level Grunt]] of Team Galactic. However, the Grunt reveals that he does not want to fight and has escaped from Team Galactic. Platinum forces him to take them to where the Distortion World but they are quickly separated upon entering due to the dimension's strange gravity.
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  +
After witnessing several battles going on there, Palmer is attacked by {{p|Darkrai}} and is separated further from Platinum and the Grunt. He lands in front of Pearl, surprising his son by falling out of the sky. They have a brief reunion, but it is cut short by Darkrai, who had attacked because Cresselia was hostile towards it. After entering, Pearl is shocked to find his father, Palmer, having fallen out of the sky. Palmer reminds his son to call him "daddy", instead of simply dad, and prepares to battle against the Pokémon that knocked him down, {{p|Darkrai}}. Palmer reveals that it is attacking due to Palmer's {{p|Cresselia}} being hostile towards it. Palmer manages to defeat Darkrai alone, which causes Pearl to wonder why he is not a Gym Leader. Palmer reveals to him that he has a job as the owner of the Battle Frontier and is the Tower Tycoon of the {{gdis|Battle Tower|IV}}.
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  +
When Palmer asks where Diamond is, Pearl sadly informs him that he had died in their previous battle. Suddenly, Diamond appears riding on Dialga's back, revealing that he is still alive. The battle between the [[Legendary Pokémon]] continues getting more chaotic, and his Cresselia joins in the fight, furious at Darkrai for it giving the Pokémon of Fullmoon Island nightmares. When Charon decides to escape, Platinum borrows Cresselia and chases after him into the real world with Diamond and Pearl, leaving Palmer and the others left behind in process.
  +
  +
After Charon's defeat, Palmer and everyone else who was left behind manages to escape unharmed. Palmer reminds Platinum that she still has one facility to beat at the Battle Frontier - his, and welcomes her upcoming challenge. When Pearl finds it funny that Platinum will fight his father, Palmer reminds him again to refer to him as "daddy".
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  +
====={{chap|HeartGold & SoulSilver}}=====
  +
It was revealed that at some point, Palmer had borrowed [[Pyramid King Brandon|Brandon]]'s {{p|Regirock}}, {{p|Regice}}, and {{p|Registeel}}. He used the three to awaken the Legendary Pokémon {{p|Regigigas}} at the [[Snowpoint Temple]] with the hope that he may use it to battle against any threats to Sinnoh. However, due to it being uncontrollable, in addition to it being too peaceful to need its powers, he would later release it, where it would eventually end up in the hands of Diamond.
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  +
====={{chap|Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire}}=====
  +
He returned to Sinnoh, where he made a cameo by calling Brandon on the phone.
  +
  +
====Pokémon====
  +
=====On hand=====
  +
{{TrainerPoké
  +
|trainer=Palmer
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|pkmn=Cresselia
  +
|gender=female
  +
|type1=Psychic
  +
|img=Palmer Cresselia Adventures.png
  +
|epnum=PS432
  +
|epname=The Final Dimensional Duel II
  +
|desc={{p|Cresselia}} is Palmer's first known Pokémon. She was first used by Palmer to take him, Platinum, Cheryl, and Mira to the Distortion World. According to Palmer, he found her on [[Fullmoon Island]] to help heal Sailor [[Eldritch]]'s son from a nightmare. When Palmer was attacked by {{p|Darkrai}}, he used Cresselia to battle against it.
  +
  +
Cresselia's known moves are {{m|Lunar Dance}} and {{m|Psycho Shift}}, and her Ability is {{a|Levitate}}.}}
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  +
{{TrainerPoké
  +
|trainer=Palmer
  +
|pkmn=Milotic
  +
|type1=Water
  +
|img=Palmer Milotic Adventures.png
  +
|img_size=150px
  +
|epnum=PS438
  +
|epname=The Final Dimensional Duel VIII
  +
|desc={{p|Milotic}} is Palmer's second known Pokémon. It was used by Palmer to battle against Darkrai in the Distortion World. It managed to hold its own before being switched out with Cresselia.
  +
  +
Milotic's only known move is {{m|Aqua Ring}}.}}
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  +
=====Released=====
  +
{{TrainerPoké
  +
|trainer=Palmer
  +
|pkmn=Regigigas
  +
|main=Reg
  +
|type1=Normal
  +
|img=Palmer Regigigas Adventures.png
  +
|epnum=PS400
  +
|epname=Bogging Down Quagsire
  +
|desc=In the {{chap|HeartGold & SoulSilver}}, it was revealed that Palmer awakened {{p|Regigigas}} with the help of [[Brandon's Legendary titans|Brandon's Regirock, Regice, and Registeel]]. He intended to use it in the case of a crisis involving Legendary Pokémon, but released it back into [[Snowpoint Temple]] after deciding that it wasn't necessary at the time. This same Regigigas would be found by Platinum and later joined {{adv|Diamond}}'s team, where it was given the nickname Reg.}}
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  +
=====Status unknown=====
  +
{{TrainerPoké
  +
|trainer=Palmer
  +
|pkmn=Cranidos
  +
|type1=Rock
  +
|img=Palmer Cranidos Adventures.png
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|img_size=100px
  +
|epnum=PS438
  +
|epname=The Final Dimensional Duel VIII
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|desc={{p|Cranidos}} was used by a younger Palmer to battle against Crasher Wake in the past. It is unknown if he still has it.
  +
  +
Cranidos's only known move is {{m|Head Smash}}.}}
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=====Borrowed=====
  +
{{TrainerPoké
  +
|main=Brandon's Legendary titans
  +
|trainer=Palmer
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|pkmn=Regirock, Registeel, and Regice
  +
|type1=Rock
  +
|type2=Steel
  +
|img=Brandon legendary titans Adventures.png
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|epnum=PS254
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|epname=A Royal Rumble with Regirock, Regice and Registeel II
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|desc=Palmer borrowed {{p|Regirock}}, {{p|Registeel}}, and {{p|Regice}} from [[Pyramid King Brandon|Brandon]]. They were used in order to awaken {{p|Regigigas}} at the Snowpoint Temple so that Palmer could capture it.}}
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===In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga===
  +
[[File:Palmer DPA.png|thumb|200px|Palmer in [[Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!]]]]
  +
Palmer first appears in ''[[DPA28|Look for Giratina!]]'' at the [[Fight Area]]. When [[Hareta]] and [[Mitsumi]] arrive there for some training, Palmer attacks them disguised as a member of [[Team Galactic]]. He faces Hareta in battle and proves to be a tough opponent but the match ends in a tie.
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With the battle having ended, Palmer reveals that he is not a member of Team Galactic and just wanted to fight Hareta after learning he was the son of [[Kaisei]]. After attempting to flirt with Mitsumi, Palmer gets into an argument with his son, [[Jun (DPA)|Jun]]. Palmer then leaves and gives Hareta a message from Kaisei that tells him to look for {{p|Giratina}} so he can find his father.
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====Pokémon====
  +
{{TrainerPoké
  +
|trainer=Palmer
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|width=74
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|pkmn=Dragonite
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|type1=Dragon
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|type2=Flying
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|img=Palmer Dragonite DPA.png
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|epnum=DPA28
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|epname=Look for Giratina!
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|desc={{p|Dragonite}} is Palmer's only known Pokémon. It was used to battle [[Hareta's Empoleon]] while Palmer posed as a Team Galactic member. Eventually, the match ended in a tie when the two Pokémon fainted.
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Dragonite's known moves are {{m|Double Team}}, {{m|Draco Meteor}}, and {{m|Hyper Beam}}.}}
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===In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!! manga===
  +
Palmer briefly appears in a flashback in ''[[PBK3|The Ultimate Combination is Formed!!]]''.
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  +
====Pokémon====
  +
{{TrainerPoké
  +
|trainer=Palmer
  +
|pkmn=Dragonite
  +
|type1=Dragon
  +
|type2=Flying
  +
|img=Palmer Dragonite PBK.png
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|img_size=130px
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|epnum=PBK3
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|epname=The Ultimate Combination is Formed!!
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|desc={{p|Dragonite}} only appears in a flashback alongside its Trainer.
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  +
None of Dragonite's moves are known.}}
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==In the TCG==
  +
This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Palmer or his Pokémon in the [[Pokémon Trading Card Game]].
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{{cardlist/header|Palmer's Pokémon|Colorless|char=yes}}
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{{cardlist/entry|cardname=[[Regigigas FB (Supreme Victors 9)|Regigigas]] {{SP|FB}}|type=Colorless|enset=Supreme Victors|enrarity=Rare Holo|ennum=9/147|jpsetlink=Supreme Victors|jpset=Beat of the Frontier|jprarity=Rare Holo|jpnum=087/100}}
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{{cardlist/entry|cardname=[[Dragonite FB (Supreme Victors 56)|Dragonite]] {{SP|FB}}|type=Colorless|enset=Supreme Victors|enrarity=Uncommon|ennum=56/147|jpsetlink=Supreme Victors|jpset=Beat of the Frontier|jprarity=Uncommon|jpnum=073/100|jpset2=DPt-P Promotional cards|jpnum2=018/DPt-P}}
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{{cardlist/div|Other related cards|Colorless}}
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{{cardlist/entry|cardname={{TCG ID|Supreme Victors|Palmer's Contribution|139}}|type=Supporter|enset=Supreme Victors|enrarity=Uncommon|ennum=139/147|jpset=Beat of the Frontier|jprarity=Uncommon|jpnum=091/100}}
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{{cardlist/footer|Colorless}}
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*The name of his son, Pearl, can be made from some of the letters in his name, with the exception of "m".
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* Palmer is the only Trainer to be animated in {{v2|Platinum}}, {{2v2|HeartGold|SoulSilver}} in his appearance at the end of the battle (his hair and coattails blow in the "wind").
*Palmer is the only trainer to still be animated in Platinum even in his appearance at the end of the battle (his hair and coattails blow in the "wind").<!--If you disagree, just add "other than/except for..."-->
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** Also, his quotes said to the player differ between Diamond, Pearl and Platinum, and HeartGold and SoulSilver, with references to his home in Sinnoh, even including his son, removed.
*Palmer's battle music in {{2v2|Diamond|Pearl}} is the same as [[Cynthia]]'s battle theme. In {{v2|Platinum}}, it changes to match the other four [[Frontier Brains]].
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* Palmer's battle music in {{2v2|Diamond|Pearl}} is the same as [[Cynthia]]'s battle theme. In {{v2|Platinum}}, it changes to match the other four [[Frontier Brain]]s.
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** Interestingly, he was battling Cynthia herself in his first anime appearance, in the cameo at the beginning of the twelfth movie. They both have a Milotic in the games.
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* Palmer's coat has the kanji {{tt|王|おう}} ''ō'', meaning "king", on the back.
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* Palmer is the only [[Frontier Brain]] whose hometown is known.
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** He is also the only Frontier Brain to date to appear in a {{pkmn|movie}}, having appeared in both ''[[M12|Arceus and the Jewel of Life]]'' and ''[[M13|Zoroark: Master of Illusions]]''.
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** In addition, out of all the Sinnoh/Johto Frontier Brains, he is the only member to appear in the anime.
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* Palmer shares the trait of being the {{tc|Tower Tycoon}} of his region with {{FB|Salon Maiden|Anabel}}.
   
===Names===
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==Names==
{| border="1" style="border: 1px solid #88a; border-collapse: collapse;" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="2"
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{| class="roundy" style="float:left; background: #{{tower color light}}; border: 3px solid #{{tower color}}"
|- style="background: #ccf;"
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|- style="text-align:center"
! Language
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! style="{{roundytl|5px}}" | Language
 
! Name
 
! Name
! Origin
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! style="{{roundytl|5px}}" | Origin
|-
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|- style="background:#FFF"
 
|Japanese
 
|Japanese
 
|クロツグ ''Kurotsugu''
 
|クロツグ ''Kurotsugu''
|A palm tree of the {{wp|Arenga}} genus.
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|From 桄榔 ''kurotsugu'', ''{{wp|Arenga}}''
|-
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|- style="background:#FFF"
|English, Italian
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| English, Italian
|Palmer
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| Palmer
|Relates to the palm trees of his Japanese name.
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| From ''palm''
|-
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|- style="background:#FFF"
|French
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| French
|Koner
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| Koner
|From ''conifère'', "{{wp|Pinophyta|conifer}}."
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| From ''conifère'', {{wp|Pinophyta|conifer}}
|-
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|- style="background:#FFF"
|German
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| German
|Viktor
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| Viktor
|German form of Victor.
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| From ''victory''
|-
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|- style="background:#FFF"
|Spanish
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| Spanish
|Jericor
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| Jericor
|
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| From ''rigor'' or ''{{wp|Jericho}}'', which is described in the Bible as the ''City of Palm Trees''
|-
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|- style="background:#FFF"
|Korean
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| Korean
|종수 ''Jongsu
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| 종수 ''Jongsu''
|
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| From 종수 (棕樹) ''jongsu'', palm tree.
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|- style="background:#FFF"
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| Chinese ({{tt|Mandarin|Taiwan and Mainland China}})
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| 桄榔 ''Guāngláng''{{tt|*|Anime, DPA}}<br>阿黑 ''Ā Hēi''{{tt|*|Adventures}}
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| From 桄榔 ''Guāngláng'', ''Arenga''<br>From the ''kuro'' (黒, black) in his Japanese name
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|- style="background:#FFF"
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| Chinese ({{tt|Cantonese|Hong Kong}})
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| 桄榔 ''Gwōnglòhng''
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| From 桄榔 ''Gwōnglòhng'', ''Arenga''
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|- style="background:#FFF"
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| Vietnamese
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| Kurotsugu
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| Transliteration of his Japanese name
 
|}
 
|}
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==Related articles==
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* [[a:Category:Palmer|Images on the Bulbagarden Archives]]
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Latest revision as of 00:16, 19 January 2020

Palmer
クロツグ Kurotsugu
Diamond Pearl Palmer.png
Art from Diamond and Pearl
Gender Male
Hometown Twinleaf Town
Region Sinnoh
Relatives Barry/Barry/Pearl (son), unnamed wife (games)
Trainer class Tower Tycoon
(Frontier Brain)
Generation IV
Games Diamond and Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver, Masters
Commemorative print Tower Print
Anime debut Arceus and the Jewel of Life
English voice actor Carmen Borgia
Japanese voice actor Nobuyuki Hiyama

Tower Tycoon Palmer (Japanese: タワータイクーン クロツグ Tower Tycoon Kurotsugu) is the leader of the Battle Tower in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, and the Frontier Brain of the same facility in Pokémon Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver.

In the games

Palmer is Barry's father and very similar to his son in look and character, as he is always in a rush. This is proven when he runs into the player just before his son does on the player's first arrival into the Battle Park.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

On 21st consecutive battle



On 49th consecutive battle



Pokémon Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver

Silver Print challenge



Gold Print challenge



Quotes

Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum

Fight Area
"What's this all about?!!"
"Huh? Ah! If it isn't <rival>! You've grown all sturdy! And <player> too! I haven't seen you in a long time, either! <Rival>, your mother told me you'd gone off to the Battle Zone. So I had to come running looking for you. So, are you two going to take the Battle Frontier challenge? The Frontier has five facilities that are all dedicated to battling. Each one has a unique set of rules, so they're all different. Of course, you have to be good to win at any of them. Anyway, I'm satisfied to see that you're both doing well. I'll go back to my usual place in the Battle Tower. I'll be looking forward to your challenge.!"
Initial battle
  • Before battle
"Hi! My name's Palmer. I remember you from when you were in Twinleaf, <player>. You were always playing with my son <rival>, right? You’ve grown up since then, and most impressively, too! So, I'd like you to show me. Show me the bond you’ve built with your Pokémon. Show me the skill you've acquired as a Trainer!"
  • Being defeated
"Losing to an outstanding Trainer like you... I can live with that."DP
"I have no problem losing to a spectacular Trainer like you!"Pt
  • After being defeated
"Bravo! One day, I imagine my son will come challenge me just as you have. That’s something I look forward to a great deal. You will become even more skilled the very same way your father did. Keep battling Trainers from around the world and keep growing greater in stature!"
  • After winning
"A magnificent bout that was! Do come visit again!"DP
"Ah, wonderful! That was fantastic! Do come again!"Pt
Rematch
  • Before battle
"So, you've come this so far! As the Tower Tycoon, I'll have to give you my best effort. That's how the best Trainers show respect to each other. By Battling all out as dedicated students of Pokémon!"
  • Being defeated
"Losing to an outstanding Trainer like you... I can live with that."
  • After being defeated
"Bravo! I feel inspired in my heart! It brings back a memory of that day long ago... I went out to the lake with your father that day... We were attacked by a wild Pokémon. We fended it off, but I don't recall how. It was that desperate. That was my first step as a Trainer. I wonder if the professor is doing well? ...That's enough reminiscing. My young friend, the world and your future hold infinite promise. Go on, you can be all that you desire! There is no limit to where you can go!"
  • After winning
"A magnificent bout that was! Do come visit again!"DP
"Ah, wonderful! That was fantastic! Do come again!"Pt

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

Initial battle
  • Before battle
"Hi! My name's Palmer. I heard a lot about you. You are <player> from New Bark Town, right? You are much younger than I thought. So, I'd like you to show me. Show me the bond you've built with your Pokémon. Show me what you've learned through battles with Trainers!"
  • Being defeated
"I have no problem losing to a spectacular trainer like you!"
  • After being defeated
"Bravo! I imagine many great Trainers will come to challenge me as you have just done. That's something I look forward to a great deal. You will become even more skilled. Keep battling Trainers from around the world and keep growing greater in stature!"
  • After winning
"Ah, wonderful! That was fantastic! Do come again!"
Rematch
  • Before battle
"So, you've come this far! As the Tower Tycoon, I'll have to give you my best effort. That's how the best Trainers show respect to each other. By battling all out as dedicated students of Pokémon!"
  • Being defeated
"I have no problem losing to a spectacular trainer like you!"
  • After being defeated
"Bravo! I feel inspired in my heart! My young friend, the world and your future hold infinite promise. The spirits of people and Pokémon call for each other in resonance. The resulting bond is finitely strong! Go on, you can be all that you desire! There is no limit to where you can go!"
  • After winning
"Ah, wonderful! That was fantastic! Do come again!"

Sprites

Spr DP Palmer.png Spr Pt Palmer.png Palmer OD.png VSPalmer.png
Sprite from
Diamond and Pearl
Sprite from
Platinum,
HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Overworld sprite from
Generation IV
VS sprite from
Platinum,
HeartGold, and SoulSilver

In the anime

In the main series

Palmer in the anime

Palmer debuted in a cameo at the beginning of Arceus and the Jewel of Life, where he was having a battle against Sinnoh League Champion Cynthia.

Palmer made his main series debut in Historical Mystery Tour!, where he arrived in Twinleaf Town and met up with his son Barry. He revealed that he had also visited Xatu's Forest, and informed his son of the importance of looking to the past and its connection to the future.

Palmer was visiting his hometown to attend the Twinleaf Festival, where a battle tournament known as the Festival Battle Challenge was held to determine which Trainer would be given the opportunity to face off against the head of Sinnoh's Battle Tower. Ash won the tournament in Challenging a Towering Figure! and had his battle with Palmer. Even though Ash lost the battle, Palmer still gave him a trophy as recognition for winning the tournament. Palmer later suggested Ash challenge the Gym located in Sunyshore City and hinted about the unmotivated Sunyshore Gym Leader, Volkner.

Palmer made a cameo appearance during the ending credits of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Character

Palmer is confident. He is a true showman who enjoys the attention of the crowd and inspiring new generations of Pokémon Trainers. He raises his Pokémon with respect, which has made them well-rounded and virtually unbeatable in battle.

Pokémon


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This listing is of Palmer's known Pokémon in the anime:

Palmer's Milotic
Milotic
Palmer's Milotic made a cameo appearance alongside its Trainer during the opening of Arceus and the Jewel of Life, where it was seen battling Cynthia's Garchomp.

Milotic's known moves are Protect, Water Pulse, and Ice Beam.

Debut Arceus and the Jewel of Life
Palmer's Dragonite
Dragonite
Palmer's Dragonite only made a brief appearance, where it helped announce Palmer's arrival in Twinleaf Town.

None of Dragonite's moves are known.

Debut Challenging a Towering Figure!
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
Palmer's Rhyperior
Rhyperior
After winning the Twinleaf Festival's annual tournament, Ash was given, as well as a trophy, the chance to battle Palmer in an exhibition match. The match was one-on-one and Palmer chose his powerhouse Rhyperior to battle. In response, Ash chose Grotle as he realized that Palmer would be ready to counter his normal strategy of using speed attacks and decided to focus on power instead.

Rhyperior proved to be a very tough opponent, being able to withstand Grotle's attacks due to its Ability and giving the Grove Pokémon a very tough time. However the tables seemed to turn when Rhyperior forced Grotle to swallow an Energy Ball, giving it a major power boost. Using this Grotle was able to cause significant damage to Rhyperior, but Grotle was simply unable to stand up to the massive attack power of Rhyperior and was defeated.

Rhyperior briefly appeared alongside Palmer during the ending credits of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Rhyperior's known moves are Rock Polish, Sandstorm, Rock Wrecker, and Megahorn, and its Ability is Solid Rock.

Debut Challenging a Towering Figure!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Tom Wayland

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 檜山修之 Nobuyuki Hiyama
English Carmen Borgia
Czech Ladislav Cigánek
Danish Peter Holst-Beck
Finnish Juhani Rajalin
Polish Karol Wróblewski
Brazilian Portuguese Robson Silva
Spanish Latin America Roberto Carrillo
Spain Alejandro García

In the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Palmer (center) in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Palmer briefly appeared in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer as part of a team with Caitlin and Thorton.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

History

Past

Palmer trained with Crasher Wake when they were younger, as seen in a flashback in Alternate Dimension Showdown VIII.

Platinum chapter

Palmer first appears along with his fellow Frontier Brains, Argenta, Dahlia, and Thorton, in a meeting; afterwards, they go back to their facilities. Before Palmer can do so, he is attacked by a Pokémon using Bonemerang. Palmer easily catches the thrown bone and the person who attacked him is revealed to be his friend, Riley. Riley had come to ask him about a camera machine he obtained on Iron Island but Palmer decides to ask Thorton about it.

Later, Palmer, along with Argenta, investigates the reason as to why the communication system of the Battle Frontier had gone down. Palmer is shocked to see Platinum and her victory over the Frontier Brains. After Platinum defeats Argenta, Palmer invites Platinum to help her in her investigation of the Distortion World.

After the proper preparations have been made, Palmer, along with Platinum, Riley, Cheryl, and Mira leave to the Distortion World on Palmer's Cresselia. After traveling for some time, Platinum asks Palmer about how he met Cresselia. He reveals that he met Cresselia a few weeks prior on Fullmoon Island after going there to find a way to cure Sailor Eldritch's son Vijay from a terrible nightmare that had prevented him from waking up. Afterward, they arrive at the Spring Path, but find that Marley has been captured by the Advanced level Grunt of Team Galactic. However, the Grunt reveals that he does not want to fight and has escaped from Team Galactic. Platinum forces him to take them to where the Distortion World but they are quickly separated upon entering due to the dimension's strange gravity.

After witnessing several battles going on there, Palmer is attacked by Darkrai and is separated further from Platinum and the Grunt. He lands in front of Pearl, surprising his son by falling out of the sky. They have a brief reunion, but it is cut short by Darkrai, who had attacked because Cresselia was hostile towards it. After entering, Pearl is shocked to find his father, Palmer, having fallen out of the sky. Palmer reminds his son to call him "daddy", instead of simply dad, and prepares to battle against the Pokémon that knocked him down, Darkrai. Palmer reveals that it is attacking due to Palmer's Cresselia being hostile towards it. Palmer manages to defeat Darkrai alone, which causes Pearl to wonder why he is not a Gym Leader. Palmer reveals to him that he has a job as the owner of the Battle Frontier and is the Tower Tycoon of the Battle Tower.

When Palmer asks where Diamond is, Pearl sadly informs him that he had died in their previous battle. Suddenly, Diamond appears riding on Dialga's back, revealing that he is still alive. The battle between the Legendary Pokémon continues getting more chaotic, and his Cresselia joins in the fight, furious at Darkrai for it giving the Pokémon of Fullmoon Island nightmares. When Charon decides to escape, Platinum borrows Cresselia and chases after him into the real world with Diamond and Pearl, leaving Palmer and the others left behind in process.

After Charon's defeat, Palmer and everyone else who was left behind manages to escape unharmed. Palmer reminds Platinum that she still has one facility to beat at the Battle Frontier - his, and welcomes her upcoming challenge. When Pearl finds it funny that Platinum will fight his father, Palmer reminds him again to refer to him as "daddy".

HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter

It was revealed that at some point, Palmer had borrowed Brandon's Regirock, Regice, and Registeel. He used the three to awaken the Legendary Pokémon Regigigas at the Snowpoint Temple with the hope that he may use it to battle against any threats to Sinnoh. However, due to it being uncontrollable, in addition to it being too peaceful to need its powers, he would later release it, where it would eventually end up in the hands of Diamond.

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire chapter

He returned to Sinnoh, where he made a cameo by calling Brandon on the phone.

Pokémon

On hand
Palmer's Cresselia
Cresselia
Cresselia is Palmer's first known Pokémon. She was first used by Palmer to take him, Platinum, Cheryl, and Mira to the Distortion World. According to Palmer, he found her on Fullmoon Island to help heal Sailor Eldritch's son from a nightmare. When Palmer was attacked by Darkrai, he used Cresselia to battle against it.

Cresselia's known moves are Lunar Dance and Psycho Shift, and her Ability is Levitate.

Debut The Final Dimensional Duel II
Palmer's Milotic
Milotic
Milotic is Palmer's second known Pokémon. It was used by Palmer to battle against Darkrai in the Distortion World. It managed to hold its own before being switched out with Cresselia.

Milotic's only known move is Aqua Ring.

Debut The Final Dimensional Duel VIII
Released
Palmer's Regigigas
Regigigas
Main article: Reg

In the HeartGold & SoulSilver chapter, it was revealed that Palmer awakened Regigigas with the help of Brandon's Regirock, Regice, and Registeel. He intended to use it in the case of a crisis involving Legendary Pokémon, but released it back into Snowpoint Temple after deciding that it wasn't necessary at the time. This same Regigigas would be found by Platinum and later joined Diamond's team, where it was given the nickname Reg.

Debut Bogging Down Quagsire
Status unknown
Palmer's Cranidos
Cranidos
Cranidos was used by a younger Palmer to battle against Crasher Wake in the past. It is unknown if he still has it.

Cranidos's only known move is Head Smash.

Debut The Final Dimensional Duel VIII
Borrowed
Palmer's Regirock, Registeel, and Regice
Regirock, Registeel, and Regice
Main article: Brandon's Legendary titans

Palmer borrowed Regirock, Registeel, and Regice from Brandon. They were used in order to awaken Regigigas at the Snowpoint Temple so that Palmer could capture it.

Debut A Royal Rumble with Regirock, Regice and Registeel II

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

Palmer first appears in Look for Giratina! at the Fight Area. When Hareta and Mitsumi arrive there for some training, Palmer attacks them disguised as a member of Team Galactic. He faces Hareta in battle and proves to be a tough opponent but the match ends in a tie.

With the battle having ended, Palmer reveals that he is not a member of Team Galactic and just wanted to fight Hareta after learning he was the son of Kaisei. After attempting to flirt with Mitsumi, Palmer gets into an argument with his son, Jun. Palmer then leaves and gives Hareta a message from Kaisei that tells him to look for Giratina so he can find his father.

Pokémon

Palmer's Dragonite
Dragonite
Dragonite is Palmer's only known Pokémon. It was used to battle Hareta's Empoleon while Palmer posed as a Team Galactic member. Eventually, the match ended in a tie when the two Pokémon fainted.

Dragonite's known moves are Double Team, Draco Meteor, and Hyper Beam.

Debut Look for Giratina!

In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!! manga

Palmer briefly appears in a flashback in The Ultimate Combination is Formed!!.

Pokémon

Palmer's Dragonite
Dragonite
Dragonite only appears in a flashback alongside its Trainer.

None of Dragonite's moves are known.

Debut The Ultimate Combination is Formed!!

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Palmer or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Palmer's Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Regigigas Pokémon FB Colorless Supreme Victors Rare Holo 9/147 Beat of the Frontier Rare Holo 087/100
Dragonite Pokémon FB Colorless Supreme Victors Uncommon 56/147 Beat of the Frontier Uncommon 073/100
      DPt-P Promotional cards   018/DPt-P
Other related cards
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Palmer's Contribution Su Supreme Victors Uncommon 139/147 Beat of the Frontier Uncommon 091/100
 

Trivia

  • Palmer is the only Trainer to be animated in Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver in his appearance at the end of the battle (his hair and coattails blow in the "wind").
    • Also, his quotes said to the player differ between Diamond, Pearl and Platinum, and HeartGold and SoulSilver, with references to his home in Sinnoh, even including his son, removed.
  • Palmer's battle music in Diamond and Pearl is the same as Cynthia's battle theme. In Platinum, it changes to match the other four Frontier Brains.
    • Interestingly, he was battling Cynthia herself in his first anime appearance, in the cameo at the beginning of the twelfth movie. They both have a Milotic in the games.
  • Palmer's coat has the kanji ō, meaning "king", on the back.
  • Palmer is the only Frontier Brain whose hometown is known.
  • Palmer shares the trait of being the Tower Tycoon of his region with Anabel.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese クロツグ Kurotsugu From 桄榔 kurotsugu, Arenga
English, Italian Palmer From palm
French Koner From conifère, conifer
German Viktor From victory
Spanish Jericor From rigor or Jericho, which is described in the Bible as the City of Palm Trees
Korean 종수 Jongsu From 종수 (棕樹) jongsu, palm tree.
Chinese (Mandarin) 桄榔 Guāngláng*
阿黑 Ā Hēi*
From 桄榔 Guāngláng, Arenga
From the kuro (黒, black) in his Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 桄榔 Gwōnglòhng From 桄榔 Gwōnglòhng, Arenga
Vietnamese Kurotsugu Transliteration of his Japanese name


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