Carl (XY051)

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Carl

Carl (Japanese: カール Carl) is a character of the day who appeared in When Light and Dark Collide!. He is the director of a theater located somewhere between Shalour City and Coumarine City that organizes "Super Pokémon Battle Shows".

Carl used to be a coach of Fighting-type Pokémon. He coached his Dark Hawlucha in many tournaments, and eventually got it to win the Kalos region Fighting-type Pokémon tournament. However, in one of those tournaments Dark Hawlucha got injured, and wasn't able to compete anymore. Carl came up with the Super Pokémon Battle Shows, which were much less physically demanding than Pokémon battles, and in the process switched careers himself as well.

He first appeared when Ash and his friends accidentally interupted his rehearsal of a Super Pokémon Battle Show, which they mistook for an incident between Dark Hawlucha and Snubbull and injured his Gallade in the process. He demanded them to stop interrupting his play, and afterwards went to a Pokémon Center with them, accepting their apologies. He got frustrated however when it turned out his Gallade wasn't able to perform in the next Super Pokémon Battle Show, as it got hurt during the interruption by Ash and his friends. Bonnie proposed to use another Pokémon in Gallade's place, and it was decided Ash's Hawlucha would take this role.

The cooperation between both Hawlucha didn't go smoothly however, as they formed a rivalry and weren't able to respect each other. He later explained Dark Hawlucha's backstory to Ash and his friends. That evening, the Super Pokémon Battle Show still went underway as planned. Although he panicked at first when the Hawlucha didn't act as the script told them to, he soon noticed how the audience loved the phyisical confrontation between the two, and also noticed how Ash's Hawlucha managed to give Dark Hawlucha its fighting spirit back. The Super Pokémon Battle Show proved to be a success, and the next day Carl thanked Ash and his friends and said his farewells as he traveled to the next town for the next show.

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Carl's Snubbull
Snubbull
Snubbull is an actor/actress in Carl's Super Pokémon Battle Shows. It performs the role of damsel in distress, being attacked by an evil Hawlucha and having to be saved by a brave hero. It was first seen rehearsing this role with Dark Hawlucha, which Ash and his friends mistook as it being actually attacked by Dark Hawlucha. Its fellow actor Gallade was hurt when Ash's Pikachu used Thunderbolt on Hawlucha, causing it to get angry at Ash.

Snubbull's only known move is Thunder Fang.

Debut When Light and Dark Collide!
Voice actors
Japanese Hitomi Nabatame
Dark Hawlucha
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Hawlucha, or "Dark Hawlucha" as he was called because of his Shiny coloration, used to compete in many Fighting-type Pokémon tournaments, with Carl as his coach. He eventually managed to win the Kalos region Fighting-type Pokémon tournament. During one of those tournaments however, he got injured. He wasn't able to compete in tournaments anymore and lost his will to fight, and as such Carl came up with "Super Pokémon Battle Shows", which is much less physically demanding than a Pokémon battle.

Now that Dark Hawlucha switched to being an actor, he performed the role of evil villain called "Dark" in one of Carl's Super Pokémon Battle Shows. He first appeared rehearsing this role with Snubbull, which Ash and his friends mistook as Hawlucha actually attacking Snubbull. In the process, Dark Hawlucha's fellow actor Gallade was hurt, and it was later revealed he had to heal several days, as such not being able to perform in the next Super Pokémon Battle Show.

It was decided that Ash's Hawlucha would take Gallade's place. However, the cooperation between both Hawlucha didn't go smoothly, as Ash's Hawlucha refused to lose, even if it was only acting instead of actually battling. This angered Dark Hawlucha, who angrily walked off the set after a physical confrontation between the two. He went to a tree, where he started to train itself.

As the Super Pokémon Battle Show got underway that evening, Team Rocket attacked. Dark Hawlucha and Ash's Hawlucha teamed up to defeat Team Rocket, settling their differences with a handshake. As the play continued, Ash's Hawlucha accidentally tripped off a prop, but Dark Hawlucha helped him get up. In a final showdown, they once more physically confronted each other, quickly exchanging Karate Chops. Although this was not in the script, the audience started to cheer them on. During this battle, Carl noticed how Dark Hawlucha's expression had changed, and how he had regained his former fighting spirit. Dark Hawlucha was eventually worn out, but this time Ash's Hawlucha helped him to get up instead, and they now fully respected each other. The next day, he was present to say his goodbyes to Ash, his friends, and Ash's Hawlucha.

Hawlucha's only known move is Karate Chop.

Debut When Light and Dark Collide!
Voice actors
Japanese Kensuke Satō
Carl's Gallade
Gallade
Gallade is an actor in Carl's Super Pokémon Battle Shows. He performs the role of the brave hero called "Shining", who has to save a princess from falling into the hands of an evil villain called "Dark". He first appeared rehearsing this role with Snubbull and Dark Hawlucha, which Ash and his friends mistook for Hawlucha actually attacking Snubbull. As such, Ash ordered his Pikachu to use Thunderbolt on Hawlucha, which Gallade had to dodge. When he landed, he hurt his right foot.

Gallade was immediately taken to a Pokémon Center, where he healed and was given crutches. Nurse Joy gave him two or three days to heal completely, which meant he wasn't able to perform in the next Super Pokémon Battle Show. Gallade stated it still wanted to perform, but Nurse Joy prevented him from doing this, stating he would have to heal even longer if he continued to act. It was then decided that Ash's Hawlucha would take Gallade's place. The next day, Gallade watched Dark Hawlucha and Ash's Hawlucha rehearsing, and sighed when they weren't able to cooperate properly. Despite this, and Gallade's absence in the actual show, the Hawlucha eventually settled their differences and the show proved to be a success.

None of Gallade's moves are known.

Debut When Light and Dark Collide!
Voice actors
Japanese Yuka Terasaki

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 最上嗣生 Tsuguo Mogami
English Oliver Wyman
Finnish Markus Bäckman
Hebrew גדי לוי Gadi Levy
Polish Wojciech Paszkowski
Brazilian Portuguese Nelson Machado
European Spanish Carlos Ysbert


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