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クラベル Clavel
Scarlet Clavell.png
Artwork from Scarlet
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Eye color Gray
Hair color White
Hometown Unknown
Region Paldea
Trainer class Director
Generation IX
Games Scarlet and Violet
Anime series Pokémon Horizons: The Series
Pokémon: Paldean Winds
Debut HZ046 (Horizons)
Breathe Out (PW)
English voice actor Pete Zarustica (PW)
Japanese voice actor Mahito Ohba (Horizons)
Tadashi Wakabayashi (PW)

Clavell (Japanese: クラベル Clavel) is a character in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. He serves as the director of Naranja AcademyS/Uva AcademyV. He is the only character in the games to have the Trainer class Director (Japanese: 校長 Principal).

In the core series games

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.

Clavell first appears as the host of the introductory video at the start of the game, welcoming the player to the academy as well as the Paldea region as a whole. On the player's first day as a student, he arrives at their house in Cabo Poco to give them their first partner Pokémon. Clavell leads the player to the house of Nemona, a Champion-ranked Trainer and fellow student, where Clavell asks the player to select a Pokémon. Nemona then decides to take one of the Pokémon herself to start anew, and Clavell takes the last of the first partner Pokémon remaining. After the player and Nemona battle, Clavell remains at Nemona's home in Cabo Poco until the two arrive at the academy.


In his youth, Clavell studied at the same university as Cyrano, who later founded Blueberry Academy in Unova. Later on, Clavell worked primarily as a Pokémon researcher and was part of the research team of Professor SadaS/Professor TuroV, investigating Area Zero. Jacq, the current biology teacher of the academy, worked alongside Clavell as his subordinate and is frequently at the receiving end of Clavell's criticizing. A year and a half before the events of the game, Clavell was named the director of the academy by Geeta.

★ Starfall Street ★

During the ★ Starfall Street ★ storyline, he disguises himself as a student named Clive (Japanese: ネルケ Nelke) to support the player and learn the truth behind Team Star's reputation and actions.

Victory Road

Clavell appears as part of Iono's Gym Test, where he hides somewhere in three locations, the first location being the street connected to the Levincia Gym building, the second location being the street connected to the Levincia Pokémon Center, and the third location being the Levincia Gym's battle court. The player must use the street surveillance cameras to seek him. Iono refers to Clavell as Mister Walksabout (Japanese: ジェントルさん Jentoru-san) throughout the Gym Test. Clavell explains that he owes the Pokémon League "for many a past favor", which is why he agreed to help Iono with her Gym Test. For the first two locations, the player will always have to battle Iono's Gym Trainers, even if they found Clavell on their first try or not.


After the player's adventure in Area Zero, Clavell thanks them, Nemona, Arven, and Penny for their efforts in stopping the professor's time machine, despite having had to go into the area without permission to do so. After giving the player a Master Ball, Clavell explains that while their deeds in Area Zero must be kept secret, the player's attaining of Champion rank deserves to be celebrated, and he and Nemona begin organizing a tournament to test the player's strength as a Champion. Known as the Academy Ace Tournament, Clavell gives the tournament's opening speech. After the player wins the competition, Clavell decides for more competitions to be held, and may appear as a final opponent in further tournaments.


Clavell's team will always contain the final evolutionary form of the first partner Pokémon with a type advantage to the player's chosen first partner Pokémon. This is likely the first partner Pokémon that remained with him after the player and Nemona chose their own first partner Pokémon at the beginning of the game. The remainder of his team will be based on his first partner Pokémon. Clavell also sends out a Pawmi during the game's opening cutscene.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Clavell will Terastallize his first partner Pokémon at the first opportunity.

First battle

Sprigatito If the player chose Sprigatito:

Fuecoco If the player chose Fuecoco:

Quaxly If the player chose Quaxly:

Academy Ace Tournament

Sprigatito If the player chose Sprigatito:

Fuecoco If the player chose Fuecoco:

Quaxly If the player chose Quaxly:

League Club Room

Sprigatito If the player chose Sprigatito:

Fuecoco If the player chose Fuecoco:

Quaxly If the player chose Quaxly:

Gives to new Trainers

At the beginning of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Clavell allows the player to pick one of these Pokémon as their first partner Pokémon.

Sprigatito/ Lv.5
Normal Physical
Tail Whip
Normal Status
Grass Physical
Fuecoco/ Lv.5
Normal Physical
Normal Status
Fire Special
Quaxly/ Lv.5
Normal Physical
Normal Status
Water Gun
Water Special
Traded to the player

Upon the third unique interaction with Clavell in the League Club Room, he will trade a Pawmo to the player in exchange for almost any Pokémon excluding Shiny, Legendary, or Mythical Pokémon.

#0922  Pawmo Male icon HOME.png  Paldea icon.png
Poké Ball HOME.png Level 24 0922Pawmo.png
ElectricIC SV.png FightingIC SV.png
Tera Type: FightingIC Tera.png
Ability: Volt Absorb
Held item: None
ID: 209896
OT: Clavell
Met: a Link Trade
Nature: Hasty
/ Marks:
Partner Ribbon 
Electric icon.pngElectric PhysicalIC SV.png
Ground icon.pngGround PhysicalIC SV.png
Dark icon.pngDark PhysicalIC SV.png
Electric icon.pngElectric PhysicalIC SV.png
Games Method Duration
SV In-game trade
This Pokémon has a fixed Scale value of 128.
This Pokémon may only be redeemed once per save file.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is redeemed.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.



Violet Clavell.png Clavell concept art.jpg Scarlet Violet Key Visual.png
Artwork of Clavell from Violet Concept art from Scarlet and Violet Clavell in the Scarlet and Violet key visual
Paldean Winds Clavell.jpg
Concept art from Pokémon: Paldean Winds


VSClavell S.png VSClavell V.png
VS model from
VS model from


Main article: Clavell/Quotes

In the anime

Clavell in the anime

Main series

Clavell first appeared in HZ046. He was first seen with Geeta explaining the Terastal phenomenon and Naranja Academy's Terastal Training to Liko, Roy, and Dot. When Nemona joined them, Clavell asked her to show the new students around the academy. Later, when "Sandwich" and "Onigiri" arrived at the academy, Clavell noted they were not registered in the school's systems. He was then approached by Chalce, who promised to resolve the issue for him.

In HZ050, Clavell found Sandwich and Onigiri spying on Liko's group in Levincia. Believing the duo were interested in the performance of their academy colleagues, Clavell offered to accompany them to the Levincia Gym, only to be left behind while he was distracted. Shortly afterward, Clavell traveled with Liko and Roy to watch Dot's Terastal battle against Iono. After the battle, Clavell instructed Liko, Roy, and Dot to return to the academy while also doing reports on any wild Pokémon they encounter on the way back.


According to Clavell, he has the habit of personally monitoring his students' performance, and seeing how well they do.

Clavell also has a habit of dwelling on random topics at important moments. He also tends to get into lengthy conversations without realizing it.


Traveling with
Clavell Rotom Phone.png
Rotom Phone

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 大場 真人 Mahito Ohba


Clavell anime 2.png Clavell Anime Expression Sheet.png
Official artwork of Clavell from
Pokémon Horizons: The Series
Concept art of Clavell from
Pokémon Horizons: The Series

Pokémon: Paldean Winds

Clavell debuted in Breathe Out, talking to Ohara over the phone.

Clavell reappeared in Breathe Together, along with the rest of the Naranja Academy staff.

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 若林正 Tadashi Wakabayashi
English Pete Zarustica
Italian Daniele Valenti
Brazilian Portuguese Armando Tiraboschi
Spanish Latin America Santos Alberto
Spain Héctor Garay


Clavell in Biri-Biri

Clavell briefly appeared as a silhouette in the music video for Biri-Biri.

In the manga

Clavell in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Scarlet & Violet arc

Clavell debuted in PASV01. He was first seen at Uva Academy's courtyard, hosting the opening ceremony for the Treasure Hunt. The presentation was interrupted by a student named Violet, who agreed to accept punishment if he was defeated in a race. Dendra accepted the challenge and competed against Violet alongside two other teachers. Although Dendra emerged the victor, Violet ended up running off with Arven to search for the Herba Mystica. Later, Clavell called the teaching staff in order to inform them of Violet's backstory and explain his behavior.

Clive in Pokémon Adventures

In PASV03, in order to deal with Team Star, Clavell and two teachers traveled to West Province (Area One). They witnessed Violet driving off a pair of Team Star Grunts trying to forcibly recruit a girl named Penny. Shortly after Violet and Penny went their separate ways, the former received a call from someone going by the name "Cassiopeia". The mysterious caller recruited Violet and Arven as members of Operation Starfall, a plan to defeat Team Star's five squad bosses and force the group to disband. When Violet and Arven arrived at the Segin Squad's Base, they were approached by Clavell. Disguised as a student named Clive, Clavell requested to be included in Operation Starfall, which Cassiopeia accepted. Violet was unable to see through his disguise, much to Arven's bafflement, but Clavell quietly told Arven to play along.

In PASV05, Violet and Arven battled through waves of Grunts while Clavell played support by healing their injured Pokémon. Once the Grunts were defeated, their boss Giacomo stepped out. Using the Tera Orb Clavell gave him, Violet defeated Giacomo, Accepting his defeat, Giacomo stepped down as a boss before revealing that Team Star's prolonged truancy was because they were waiting for their true leader, the "big boss", to return to them.


On hand
Clavell's Cyclizar
Cyclizar is Clavell's only known Pokémon. While disguised as Clive, he uses it to travel around Paldea.

None of Cyclizar's moves are known.

Debut PASV05
Given away
Violet Fuecoco.png
Violet's Fuecoco

In the TCG


Main article: Clavell (Paldea Evolved 177)

Clavell was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Scarlet & Violet Series (the Japanese Scarlet & Violet Era). It was first released in the Japanese Triplet Beat subset and the English Paldea Evolved expansion, with artwork by Hitoshi Ariga. An ultra rare version of the card with artwork by Sanosuke Sakuma was released in the same sets. It lets players search their deck for up to three Basic Pokémon with 120 HP or less, reveal them, and put them in their hand. Afterwards, the player shuffles their deck.

Regular print
Illus. Hitoshi Ariga


Main article: Clive (Paldean Fates 78)

Clavell's alter ego Clive was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Scarlet & Violet Series (the Japanese Scarlet & Violet Era) as well. It was first released in the Japanese Shiny Treasure ex subset, with artwork by GOSSAN. It allows players to draw two cards for each Supporter card in their opponent's hand.

Regular print
Ultra rare print


  • In the League Club Room, Clavell reveals he wears Premier Balls on his person simply because Cyrano said he should do so.
  • Clavell's Trainer ID is 209896. He has the same ID as Grusha.
  • Clavell and Nemona are the only character in the League Club Room that doesn't trade to the player a Pokémon or a pre-evolution of a Pokemon that they are seen using in battle, that being Pawmo and Paldean Tauros.
    • However, in the first cutscene of the game, they're seen using Pawmo's pre-evolution, Pawmi, and Tauros.
  • Clavell's Rotom Phone uses a White Case.


Language Name Origin
Japanese クラベル Clavel From clavel (Spanish for carnation, the national flower of Spain)
English, Brazilian
Clavell From clavell (Catalan for carnation and clove)
German, Spanish,
French, Italian
Clavel From his Japanese name
Korean 클라벨 Clavel Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 克拉韋爾 / 克拉韦尔 Kèlāwéi'ěr Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 克拉韋爾 Hāaklāaiwàihyíh Mandarin-based transcription of his Japanese name
Indonesian Dion From Dianthus (genus of plants which includes the carnation) and carnation
Thai กลาเบล Klaben Transcription of his Japanese name

Language Name Origin
Japanese ネルケ Nelke From Nelke (German for clove and carnation)
Brazilian Portuguese
Clive From clove and a corruption of Clavell
German Leval Corruption of Clavel
Spanish Cael Corruption of Clavel
French Clove From clove
Italian Garoff From chiodo di garofano (clove)
Korean 네르케 Nelke Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 聶凱 / 聂凯 Nièkǎi Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 聶凱 Nihphói Mandarin-based transcription of his Japanese name
Indonesian Don Corruption of Dion
Thai เน็ลเคอ Nelkhoe Transcription of his Japanese name

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 校長 Haauhjéung
Mandarin 校長 / 校长 Xiàozhǎng
France Flag.png French Proviseur
Germany Flag.png German Direktor
Italy Flag.png Italian Preside
South Korea Flag.png Korean 교장 Gyojang
Spain Flag.png Spanish Director Escolar

Non-player characters in the core series games
Paldea Professor SadaProfessor TuroMomNemonaKoraidonMiraidonGeetaArvenPennyHeath
CarmineKieranBriarCyranoTerapagosBilly and O'Nare
Team StarGym LeadersElite FourPokémon League representatives
Blueberry CyranoBriarCarmineKieranKoraidonMiraidonGeetaRikaClavellPerrinSnacksworthSynclaire
BB Elite FourSpecial CoachesGuidance counselors

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Unova Ace TrainerArtistBackersBackpackerBakerBattle GirlBikerBlack BeltChampionClerk
CyclistDancerDepot AgentDoctorElite FourFishermanGAME FREAKGentlemanGym Leader*
NurseNursery AideParasol LadyPilotPokéfanPKMN BreederPKMN RangerPokémon Trainer*Policeman
PreschoolerPsychicRich BoyRoughneckSchool KidScientistSmasherSocialiteStrikerSubway Boss
SwimmerTeam PlasmaTeam Plasma GruntThe RichesBWTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoungster
BeautyB2W2Boss TrainerB2W2GuitaristB2W2
Pokéstar Studios only:B2W2
A-list ActorActorActressBig StarCelebrityChic ActressChild StarComedian
Fine ActorMovie StarNew ActressStar ActorSuit ActorUnique StarVeteran Star
Pokémon World Tournament only:B2W2
Junior RepresentativeMaster RepresentativeSenior Representative
World ChampionWorld FinalistWorld Runner-up
Blueberry Academy only:SV
BB League ChampionBB League Elite FourBlueberry Academy Director
DirectorInstructorLeague ClubStudentTop Champion
Paldea ArtistBackpackerBlack BeltCabbieChampionCookCourierDirectorDragon TamerElite FourGym Leader
Gym TrainerHikerInstructorJanitorModelMusicianOffice WorkerPoké ManiacPokémon Trainer
ScientistStudentTeam StarTeam Star GruntTop ChampionWaiterWaitressWorkerYoungster
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero only:

Pokémon Horizons characters
Protagonists Liko (FloragatoHattrem) • Roy (Fuecoco)
Rising Volt Tacklers Friede (Captain Pikachu) • MollieOrlaLudlowMurdockDot (QuaxlyTinkatink)
Explorers AmethioOniaZircHamberSpinelCoralSidianChalceGibeon
Relatives AlexLuccaDianaRoy's grandfatherBlanca
Supporting cast Nurse JoyRotom PhonesAnnLiko's homeroom teacherLucius (TerapagosRayquazaSix Heroes) • NemonaClavellGeetaDendraJacqPennyGym LeadersElite FourMany temporary characters
See also: Original anime characters

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