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トウキ Touki
"A big wave in fighting"
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Brawly.png
Artwork from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire by Megumi Mizutani[1]
Gender Male
Eye color Blue
Hair color Sky Blue
Hometown Dewford Town (original hometown unknown)
Region Hoenn (originally Kanto)
Trainer class Gym LeaderRSEORAS
Pokémon TrainerB2W2
Generation III, V, VI
Games Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Black 2 and White 2
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Masters EX
Leader of Dewford Gym
Badge Knuckle Badge
Specializes in Fighting types
Game animation debut GOTCHA!
English voice actor Jon Allen[2] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor KENN[3] (Masters EX)
Anime debut Brave the Wave
English voice actor Jason Griffith
Japanese voice actor Kōhei Kiyasu

Brawly (Japanese: トウキ Touki) is the Gym Leader of Dewford Town's Gym, known officially as the Dewford Gym. Trainers who defeat him receive the Knuckle Badge. He is a young surfer who specializes in Fighting-type Pokémon.

In the core series games

Brawly's title is "A big wave in fighting." His strategy is direct physical moves. He is also a deep thinker, often comparing the scene of battle to everyday life and vice-versa.

Brawly's Gym is kept in pitch-black darkness to test the bravery of the Trainers. Brawly also trains in the rough waves around Dewford and the pitch-black Granite Cave. He believes the world awaits him as the next big wave. He often talks in surfing jargon, and constantly talks about "big waves" — both literal and metaphorical.

Brawly once trained with Bruno of the Kanto Elite Four in Sevault Canyon of Seven Island. He also seems to be good friends with Steven. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, he helps Chaz train to challenge Gyms.

In addition to the Knuckle Badge, Brawly gives out TM08 (Bulk Up) when defeated.

Trainer's Eyes/Match Call

Leader BrawlyRSORAS / The Big Hit BrawlyE

Direct physical action!
Trainer's Pokémon
Fighting Pokémon rule!
The world awaits me as the next big wave!RSE
The world awaits me as the next big wave in training!ORAS


Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Brawly uses two Super Potions.

Pokémon Emerald

Brawly uses two Super Potions in the Gym battle, and three Full Restores in the rematches.

Gym battle

First rematch

Second rematch

Third rematch

Fourth rematch onwards

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon World Tournament

Brawly uses three of these Pokémon in Single Battles, four in Double and Rotation Battles, and all six in Triple Battles. Brawly will always lead with his signature Pokémon, Hariyama.

Hoenn Leaders Tournament

Type Expert/World Leaders Tournament

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Brawly (Masters)

Brawly forms a sync pair with Makuhita and its evolved form Hariyama in Pokémon Masters EX. Brawly became a playable sync pair since the game's release.

Sync Dex Trainer NDex Pokémon Type Weakness Role Base Potential Availability
#020 VSBrawly Masters.png Brawly #0297 MastersIcon0297.png Makuhita → Hariyama
FightingIC Masters.png
FlyingIC Masters.png
Masters Tech.png ★★★ Sync Pair Scout



Ruby Sapphire Brawly.png Brawly ORAS concept art.png
Official artwork from
Generation III
Conceptual artwork from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Sprites and models

Spr RS Brawly.png Spr B2W2 Brawly.png VSBrawly.png
Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2
VS portrait from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Brawly RS OD.png Brawly E OD.png Brawly OD.png Brawly ORAS OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Ruby and Sapphire
Overworld sprite from
Overworld sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2
Overworld model from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire


Main article: Brawly/Quotes

In the anime

Main series

Brawly in the anime

Brawly once trained with Chuck, a Gym Leader from Johto. Brawly teaches many of the locals how to surf as well as how to train Pokémon. Many of his pupils at the Gym are surfers like himself.

Brawly debuted in Brave the Wave. Ash became extremely annoyed when Brawly started constantly postponing their Gym battle in favor of going surfing. As such, he interrupted their morning surf session, but Brawly was unfazed by this and even helped Ash recover Pikachu from Team Rocket.

After seeing Pikachu send Team Rocket blasting off, Brawly offered Ash a Gym challenge. Ash eagerly accepted and the pair walked over to the Dewford Gym battlefield. Taillow took on Brawly's Machop in the first round, but it was defeated by a single Cross Chop. Treecko managed to defeat Machop with its speed and a direct Pound attack. Brawly then defeated Ash with his newly-evolved Hariyama, and in part because of Ash's own arrogance.

Afterwards, Ash caught up with Brawly on the beach, and Brawly explained the importance of his surf training to his battling strategy. Ash took Brawly's advice and trained for several weeks on Dewford Island in anticipation of a rematch. Ash even went so far as to copy Brawly's wave-training to teach his own Pokémon to dodge and resist attacks.

In A Meditite Fight!, Brawly interrupted Ash's battle against his student Shauna because of a brewing storm. Brawly led everyone, some wild Pokémon, and even Team Rocket to a cave on the shore to wait for the storm to pass. When the storm ended, Team Rocket attempted to steal Pikachu, but Brawly's Hariyama quickly sent the trio blasting off. Afterwards, Brawly refereed a match between Ash and Shauna. While Ash won, Brawly was thrilled to see Shauna had connected with her Meditite and officially made her one of his apprentices. He also agreed to a rematch against Ash at an islet off the coast of Dewford. Using his Pokémon's new techniques and his newly-caught Corphish, Ash was finally able to claim the Knuckle Badge in Just One of the Geysers!.

He reappeared in flashbacks in Whiscash and Ash and Wheel of Frontier.


Brawly is calm and approachable. He also has a great respect for nature, as revealed in A Meditite Fight!.

Like his mentor Chuck, Brawly's battle style is based on focus. At first, Ash was unable to realize that Brawly's surf training had helped him develop his Pokémon's unique dodges and concentrated balance techniques. Surfing has taught them to concentrate their center of gravity by bending their legs, while their upper bodies are prepared to launch or fend off an attack.


This lsiting is of Brawly's known Pokémon in the anime:

Brawly's Machop
Machop was the first Pokémon Brawly used against Ash in both the first Gym battle and the rematch. During the first match, it was used against Taillow. Although Taillow kept using Wing Attack and hitting it, Machop kept getting up and eventually managed to knock Taillow out with a Cross Chop. Then, Ash used Treecko, which was finally able to defeat it.

In Ash and Brawly's rematch, Machop was again used first. It began to overpower Treecko, but fell to Ash's newly-caught Corphish.

Machop's known moves are Cross Chop and Karate Chop.

Debut Brave the Wave
Voice actors
Japanese Shin-ichiro Miki
English Wayne Grayson
Brawly's Hariyama
Makuhita → Hariyama
Main article: Brawly's Hariyama

Hariyama first appeared as a Makuhita. During a Gym battle with Treecko, it evolved into Hariyama and defeated Treecko. After helping the gang to escape from a violent storm, Ash had his rematch against Brawly. Hariyama was able to defeat Corphish and almost defeated Treecko, but thanks to Ash's newly developed strategy, Treecko was able to defeat Hariyama after a fierce battle.

Debut Brave the Wave
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Maddie Blaustein

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 喜安浩平 Kōhei Kiyasu
English Jason Griffith
Finnish Pasi Ruohonen
European French Arnaud Léonard (AG020)
Antoni Lo Presti (AG030-AG031)
Polish Mikołaj Klimek
Brazilian Portuguese Vágner Fagundes (AG020)
Silvio Giraldi (AG030-AG031)
Spanish Latin America Noé Velázquez
Spain Iván Muelas


Brawly briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures



As in the Generation III games, Brawly used to train with Bruno.

Ruby & Sapphire arc

Brawly first appears surfing in Dewford Town, when Sapphire's Lorry sneezes, causing a giant wave. Sapphire apologizes for the incident, but Brawly states that it was all right, as he enjoyed surfing on the wave. He then reveals himself to be the Gym Leader, much to Sapphire's surprise. He warns Sapphire to challenge him before he goes on a days-long trip the next day. Sapphire promises and heads into Granite Cave to train for her Gym battle in the morning. After Sapphire finishes her training, both have their battle at the Dewford Gym. Sapphire manages to easily defeat Brawly's first Pokémon, but she struggles with his Makuhita. With the power of Jū, Brawly counters many of Sapphire's attacks, which eventually leads into his Makuhita evolving into Hariyama. Sapphire comes out the victor when she uses her own variation of Jū to counter Hariyama, allowing her to defeat it and earn the Knuckle Badge.

Later, Brawly and the other Gym Leaders are called by Flannery to meet in Fortree City. They have a discussion on Team Magma and Team Aqua about whether or not one of the teams is evil and the other is good. As a surfer, Brawly sides with Team Aqua, since their goal of expanding the sea means he has more places to surf.

Brawly in the thirteenth chapter

When Groudon and Kyogre are awakened, they begin causing droughts and downpours throughout Hoenn. Brawly and Roxanne are sent to the drought-plagued areas to face Groudon in battle. Despite their best efforts, Groudon proves to be too powerful for any of their attacks to damage it. They are later assisted by Wallace, who also participates in the battle to stop Groudon, but all three are interrupted by the Three Fires of Team Magma, Blaise, Tabitha, and Courtney. The three grab Brawly, Roxanne, and Wallace and take them to Lilycove City to prevent the Gym Leaders from stopping Groudon any further. Brawly is taken to Lilycove Museum, where Blaise faces him in battle. With his illusions, Blaise scares Brawly by making it so that the paintings in the museum appear to be coming to life. Having learned the secrets of Gō from his trip with Bruno, Brawly uses force to break through the illusions and defeats Blaise.

After both Team Magma and Team Aqua are defeated and Groudon and Kyogre returned to their deep slumber, Brawly celebrated the victory with his allies and thanked Sapphire and Ruby for their assistance in the battle.

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc

Brawly, along with various people from around Hoenn, is called to Sootopolis City to assist in stopping Grand Meteor Delta, a giant meteoroid threatening to destroy the planet. When the plan to attack Grand Meteor Delta starts, Brawly and the others have their Pokémon attack the meteoroid at the same time. This, combined with the might of Mega Rayquaza, successfully shatters Grand Meteor Delta into pieces.


Brawly is an avid surfer. Prior to the Pokémon Adventures manga, he mastered the secrets of "subtlety" (Japanese: Jū; meaning soft), a fighting style that makes use of turning an opponent's attack back at the user to damage them. He is also well versed in "brutality" (Japanese: Gō; meaning sturdy), a fighting style he learned from his friend, Bruno, that has the user attacking the opponent head-on.


This listing is for Brawly's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

Brawly's Hariyama
Makuhita → Hariyama
Main article: Brawly's Hariyama

Hariyama is Brawly's first known Pokémon. He debuted as a Makuhita surfing with his Trainer. Later, he evolved in Brawly's Gym battle against Sapphire, but it wasn't enough to win the battle. Since then, he has been used in several other battles.

Debut Stick This in Your Craw, Crawdaunt! II
Brawly's Machop

Brawly's Machoke
Machop → Machoke
Machoke is Brawly's second known Pokémon. He debuted as a Machop in Brawly's battle against Sapphire, where he was easily defeated by her Chic and switched out to Makuhita. Later, he was revealed to have evolved into a Machoke when he and Brawly went to the Gym Leader meeting in Fortree City. During the battle against Groudon, Machoke was used to battle the Continent Pokémon, but was defeated by Thunder. During the battle against Blaise, Machoke held his own until the illusions caused him to become scared and run away.

Machoke's know moves are Focus Punch and Revenge, and his Ability is Guts.

Debut Mashing Makuhita

Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire

Brawly in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Brawly appeared in The Haunted Gym. He first appeared as Sableye's illusion when it was navigating Red and his Pokémon in the dark Dewford Gym. The group thought that Brawly was real when he was flexing his muscles but it turned out to be a poster Sableye put up. As the group went after Sableye after tricking them into believing that it was Brawly, they saw the real Brawly stuck in a Pelipper-shaped seat. Red and the Pokémon worked together to get him off and were successful. Brawly then thanked them in doing so and laughed at Clefairy after he got stuck in the seat.


Brawly's Sableye
Sableye is Brawly's only known Pokémon. It is considered an unusual choice for him as it was not a Fighting-type Pokémon and it is immune to Fighting moves. Due to the Dewford Gym being dark, Sableye helped Red and his Pokémon navigate through. Sableye then tricked them into believing that Brawly was there but it turned out that Sableye was putting up a poster of him flexing his muscles. When Sableye did so again but this time, showing the group a doll, it ran off and the group chased after it. Clefairy found Sableye with the real Brawly when he kicked down a door in one of the rooms. It turned out that Sableye was feeding Brawly when he was stuck in a Pelipper-shaped seat. As the group freed Brawly from being stuck, Sableye and Brawly laughed at Clefairy when he became stuck in the seat.

None of Sableye's moves are known.

Debut The Haunted Gym

In the TCG

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

Brawly'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
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #

Other related cards
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Gym Badge I XY Black Star Promos   XY203 XY-P Promotional cards    
Brawly Su Chilling Reign Uncommon 131/198 Peerless Fighters U 069/070
Chilling Reign Rare Ultra 188/198 Peerless Fighters SR 084/070
Chilling Reign Rare Secret 212/198 Peerless Fighters HR 092/070



Language Name Origin
Japanese トウキ Touki From 当帰 tōki (Angelica acutiloba) and 闘気 tōki (fighting spirit)
English, Brazilian
Brawly From brawl
German Kamillo From Kampf (fight)
Spanish Marcial From marcial (martial)
French Bastien From baston (fight)
Italian Rudi From rude (rough, hard)
Korean 철구 Cheolgu* From 철구 (鐵球) cheolgu (wrecking ball)
유민기 Yu Min-gi* Possibly from 유영 (游泳) yuyeong (swimming), 민첩 (敏捷) mincheop (agile), and 기 (氣) gi (qi)
Chinese (Mandarin) 藤樹 / 藤树 Téngshù From the Japanese name 藤樹 Tōki
Chinese (Cantonese) 藤樹 Tàhngsyuh
Russian Броули Brouli Transcription of his English name
Vietnamese Toki Transcription of his Japanese name

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