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デント Dent
"Triple Trouble!"
Black White Cilan.png
Artwork from Black and White by Yusuke Ohmura[1]
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Eye color Green
Hair color Green
Hometown Striaton City
Region Unova
Relatives Chili, Cress (brothers)
Trainer class Gym LeaderBW, Pokémon TrainerB2W2
Generation V, VII, VIII, IX
Games Black, White, Black 2, and White 2, Masters EX
English voice actor Unknown (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Yūki Kaji (Masters EX)
Member of Unova LeagueBW
Rank Gym Leader
Leader of Striaton Gym
Badge Trio Badge
Specializes in Grass-types
Anime series Pokémon the Series
Debut Triple Leaders, Team Threats!
Counterpart(s) Cilan (anime)
English voice actor Jason Griffith
Japanese voice actor Mamoru Miyano
Manga series Pocket Monsters BW
Pokémon Adventures
Debut PMBW02 (PMBW)
Welcome to Striaton City!! (Adventures)

Cilan (Japanese: デント Dent) is one of the three Gym Leaders of Striaton City's Gym, known officially as the Striaton Gym. He specializes in Grass-type Pokémon and will battle the player if they chose Oshawott as their starter Pokémon. He gives the Trio Badge to Trainers who defeat him.

In the core series games

Cilan appears in Pokémon Black and White as the Gym Leader of Striaton City's Gym, alongside Chili and Cress. This Gym is the first to be challenged by the player. Cilan battles the player if Oshawott is the chosen starter Pokémon. Trainers who defeat Cilan will receive the Trio Badge, along with TM83 (Work Up).

During the two years between Pokémon Black and White and Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, Cilan, along with his brothers, retired from being Gym Leaders to train.


Pokémon Black and White

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Multi Battle

Cilan can either be partnered with the player, or be one of their opponents.

Pokémon World Tournament

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

Unova Leaders Tournament

Type Expert/World Leaders/Mix Master Tournament

National Gymquirer

Jingle: "Woo hoo! All right! It's 'The National Gymquirer'!"
Page: "That's right! We collect the hottest gossip about Gym Leaders seen around town! Here is today's letter. From someone going by the name Cafélover! Thank yooou! 'Recently, I saw Striaton Gym's three Gym Leaders, and they were all out of order! Like, Chili was Cilan, and Cilan was Cress!' Hmmm. Well, I'm not saying you're crazy, but...are you sure they weren't just standing in front of a mirror? 'The National Gymquirer'! We eagerly await your letters!"

In spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Cilan appears as an NPC in Pokémon Masters EX and first appears in the Curious Tea Party costume event. He forms a sync pair with Simisage.


Sprites and models

In the core series

Spr BW Cilan.png Spr B2W2 Cilan.png Cilan OD.png B2W2 Cilan Back.png VSCilan.png
Sprite from
Black and White
from Black 2
and White 2
sprite from
Generation V
Back sprite
from Black 2
and White 2
VS sprite from
Black and White

In other games

Spr Masters Cilan.png VSCilan Masters.png
Model from
Masters EX
VS model from
Masters EX


Main article: Cilan/Quotes

In the anime

Main series

Cilan in the anime
Main article: Cilan (anime)

Cilan is Ash Ketchum's former traveling partner in Pokémon the Series: Black & White. He was one of the Gym Leaders of the Striaton Gym, as well as a Pokémon Connoisseur, but he decided to travel with Ash and Iris so that he could experience different people, places, and Pokémon to increase his skill as a Connoisseur, instead of being confined to Striaton City. He navigates the group to their various locations, as well as cooks the meals.

Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Cilan (center) in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Cilan briefly appeared in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer as part of a team with his brothers Chili and Cress.


Cilan briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pocket Monsters BW

Cilan appears along with his brothers Chili and Cress in PMBW02, where Red and his Pokémon visit a restaurant owned by the three brothers. Clefairy tries to instigate a fight between the brothers but fails on many occasions.


This listing is for Cilan's Pokémon in the Pocket Monsters BW manga.

Main article: Cilan's Pansage

Pansage is the only known Pokémon of Cilan's. It was sent out while he, Chili and Cress were battling Red's Clefairy. Unfortunately, Clefairy takes the attacks the elemental monkeys were using and makes himself some green tea.

Debut PMBW02

Pokémon Adventures

Cilan in Pokémon Adventures

Cilan, along with his brothers Chili and Cress, is one of the Leaders of the Striaton Gym. Despite each brother obtaining their job as Gym Leaders individually, they were all assigned to the same Gym. This decision was due to the types they specialized in being useful in teaching new Trainers about type matchups.

Like his brothers, Cilan tends to keep his arms in a certain position. In his case, he keeps them held behind his back.


Black & White arc

Cilan debuted in Welcome to Striaton City!!, where the Striaton Gym was visited by a young Trainer named Black. Although only Black challenged the Gym, his friends Cheren and Bianca were allowed to participate as well. After completing the Gym puzzle, Black, Cheren, and Bianca faced the triplets in a three-on-three "Trio Battle". With their knowledge of type matchups, Cilan and his brothers initially had the advantage, even after Chili's Pansear was knocked out. Despite this, the battle ended in the Striaton Gym Leaders' loss when Black's Tep used Pansage's fallen leaves to revive its fallen teammates. With only two active Pokémon on the Striaton Gym Leaders' side when the time limit ended, Black and his friends were declared the winners by default and were each awarded a Trio Badge as proof of their victory.

In The Shadow Triad, Cilan, Chili, and Cress confronted the Shadow Triad at the P2 Laboratory. The brothers were given the task of pursuing Team Plasma if the other Gym Leaders failed to protect the Dark Stone from them. The Shadow Triad proved to be very strong, and even after they evolved their Pokémon, Cilan and his brothers were unable to defeat their opponents. The brothers were rescued by Keldeo, who had been watching the battle and determined the Gym Leaders to be the better humans. The Shadow Triad took that opportunity to try and capture Keldeo, forcing its mentors, Cobalion, Virizion, and Terrakion, to step in and rescue it, using their swords to send both the Gym Leaders and Shadow Triad flying.

Black 2 & White 2 arc

In Giant Chasm, Cilan and his brothers were seen in Opelucid City, helping people trapped in buildings frozen by the Plasma Frigate.


Cilan's Simisage
Pansage → Simisage
Main article: Cilan's Simisage

Simisage is Cilan’s only known Pokémon. It was first seen helping the triplets serve Black, Bianca, and Cheren some tea, providing the leaves. Later, it engaged the three of them with Panpour and Pansear. It later fought the Shadow Triad at the P2 Laboratory.

Debut Welcome to Striaton City!!

In the TCG

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 #
Cilan Su Next Destinies Uncommon 86/99 Hail Blizzard U 050/052
      BW-P Promotional cards   128/BW-P
Chili & Cilan & Cress Su Fusion Strike Uncommon 227/264 Fusion Arts U 098/100
Fusion Strike Rare Ultra 258/264 Fusion Arts SR 115/100
Fusion Strike Rare Rainbow 273/264 Fusion Arts HR 124/100



Language Name Origin
Japanese デント Dent From dent corn, matching to his brothers being named after corn. May also involve trident and 田 den (field).
English, Brazilian Portuguese Cilan From cilantro
German Benny From Maiskolben (corncob), matching to his brothers being named Maik (Chili) and Colin (Cress).
Spanish Millo From millo (maize) and possibly tomillo (thyme)
French Rachid From arachide (peanut) and possibly racine (root) or rachis
Italian Spighetto From spiga (ear of grain) and possibly spaghetti
Korean 덴트 Dent Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 天桐 Tiāntóng Transcription of his Japanese name. Contains 桐 tóng / tùhng (paulownia; tung tree; parasol tree)
Chinese (Cantonese) 天桐 Tīntùhng
Russian Сайлан Sailan Transcription of his Japanese name
Thai เด็นโตะ Dento Transcription of his Japanese name
Vietnamese Dento Transcription of his Japanese name

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Cilan OD.png Chili OD.png Cress OD.png
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Castelia Gym Insect Badge
Burgh OD.png
Nimbasa Gym Bolt Badge
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Driftveil Gym Quake Badge
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Mistralton Gym Jet Badge
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Icirrus Gym Freeze Badge
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Opelucid Gym Legend Badge
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Drayden Iris
Aspertia Gym Basic Badge
Cheren OD.png
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Non-player characters in the core series games
Unova Professor JuniperMom (BW)Mom (B2W2)CherenBiancaBianca's fatherHughHugh's sisterCedric JuniperFennelAmanita
CilanChiliCressLenoraHawesLoblollyCharlesIrisDraydenAlderBengaCurtisYancyBrycenSabrinaPop Roxie
HilbertHildaNateRosaIngoEmmetCynthiaLookerNColressCyranoMorimotoNishinoPokémon Fan Club Chairman
Team PlasmaClydeGym Leaders • Elite Four (UnovaBB) • PWT participantsName RaterDay-Care CoupleJudgeMagikarp salesman

PM GreenBlueYellowGoldSilver
Professor OakBillBill's wife
BrockMistyLt. SurgeErikaSabrinaKogaBlaineGiovanniLoreleiBrunoAgathaLance
Professor ElmEarlClefairy RangersKurtDJ MaryChairmanKiyo
PMRS RubySapphireRedBlue
Professor BirchMr. StoneMr. BrineyMaxieTetsuyaRydelRydel's rival
Dr. TakedaScott
PMDP DiaKazuki
Professor RowanMarsLookerCharon
Dai FugōOkane Daisukī
PMBW BlackBiancaCheren
Professor JuniperNCedric JuniperGhetsis
PMXY ShaunaProfessor SycamoreSerena
PMSM HalaLillie

Characters appearing in Pokémon Masters EX
Pasio ScottieBettieLearRachelSawyerPauloTina
Kanto BrockMistyLt. SurgeErikaBlaineLoreleiBrunoAgathaJanineKogaBlueGiovanniLeafLanceProfessor OakRedSabrinaJessieJamesAshElaine
Johto KrisBugsyWhitneyPryceClairWillKarenLyraEthanSilverJasmineMortyFalknerEusineArcherArianaPetrelProton
Hoenn BrendanRoxanneBrawlyFlanneryNormanWinonaTateLizaPhoebeDrakeNolandGlaciaZinniaStevenWallaceWallyLucyLisiaMayMaxieArchieSidneyCourtney
Sinnoh BarryRoarkGardeniaMayleneCrasher WakeCandiceFlintThortonCherylMarleyCynthiaFantinaDawnCyrusVolknerDarachLucasAaronBerthaLucianLookerAdamanIridaPalmerArgentaAkariRei
Unova RosaClaySkylaBrycenIrisRoxieMarlonShauntalMarshalCherenHilbertHildaElesaCaitlinGrimsleyBurghAlderNateBiancaNGhetsisIngoEmmetHughColressLenora
Kalos GrantKorrinaRamosWulfricSieboldWikstromViolaCalemValerieClemontSerenaLysandreProfessor SycamoreDianthaEvelynNitaHelenaKaliShaunaEmmaOlympiaDrasnaDana
Alola HauSophoclesMinaOliviaHapuKahiliNanuAcerolaKukuiPlumeriaGuzmaLusamineGladionLillieMolayneMallowSeleneElioLanaKiaweHalaThe Masked RoyalNaomiAnabelRyuki
Galar GloriaPiersLeonMarnieRaihanNessaBeaHopAllisterSoniaBedeGordieMelonyVictorBall GuyRoseOleanaEve
Paldea NemonaPenny
NPCs Professor BellisTristaTriciaTrinniaMeowthTabithaMattShellyMarsJupiterSaturnCilanChiliCressChuckTiernoTrevorMalvaFabaTeam Break

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