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ギンザル Ginzaru
Duking XD.png
Duking in XD: Gale of Darkness
Gender Male
Hometown Pyrite Town
Region Orre
Relatives Marcia (daughter)
Generation III
Games Pokémon Colosseum, Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Duking in Colosseum

Duking (Japanese: ギンザル Ginzaru) is a notable character who appears in Pokémon Colosseum and Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness. He is a very large bodybuilder who lives in Pyrite Town. While he was not elected mayor of Pyrite Town, he uses his strength to enforce the law. Luckily for the citizens of the desert town, Duking is actually a kind and fair man who is interested in keeping some semblance of order. He also runs the local Colosseum. He is Marcia's father.


All in all, the citizens fear Duking more than they do the local police force.

Duking does have a soft side. He befriended most of the children of Pyrite Town, letting them work and play in the room hidden behind his bookshelf in his house. He also has a Pokémon that he loves a lot, a pet Plusle.

In the games

Pokémon Colosseum

Miror B. and his Cipher goons had kidnapped Plusle, and held it hostage in the Pyrite Bldg. Without Duking to stop them, the Cipher grunts went on a crime spree of thievery and extortion in Pyrite Town. Meanwhile, Miror B. began to distribute Shadow Pokémon in Pyrite Colosseum. Only Silva and the kids of Pyrite Town knew the truth about what happened. The other people of Pyrite Town were confused as to why Duking didn't fight against Miror B.'s thugs.

Silva, Duking's best friend, tried to do what he could to stop the spread of Shadow Pokémon and rescue Plusle, but he was unable to accomplish his goals, and was physically hurt in the process. Wes and Rui arrived in the town one day and managed to rescue Plusle and chase away Miror B.

Duking supplies Wes with information throughout much of Pokémon Colosseum, and assists in the arrests of quite a few Cipher members, he even assists Chief Sherles and Officer Johnson in arresting Evice and Nascour after Wes defeated them at Realgam Tower.

Plusle was inspired by Wes and Rui's actions, and in gratitude, as well as a desire to help the other Pokémon Cipher kidnapped, Plusle and Duking decided that the little Pokémon should go with Wes and Rui.

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness

Duking also makes an appearance in Pokémon XD. He has become an avid wild Pokémon fanatic after discovering Poké Spots, where wild Pokémon can appear. After explaining to Michael how catching wild Pokémon works in a news report at the Rock Poké Spot, he helps Michael find the other two Poké Spots. He also provides Michael with the Spot Monitor application for his P★DA.

Afterwards, he returns to his home in Pyrite Town, and keeps to his back room, making Poké Snacks. He also asks Michael to catch a Trapinch, a Surskit, and a Wooper for him (the three of which are the rarest Pokémon available at each Poké Spot) as well. If the player has them (from catching them at Poké Spots or trading with GBA titles), they can be traded to him for a Meditite, a Shuckle, and a Larvitar, respectively.


Pokémon Colosseum

Given away
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Electric Unknown
Held item:
Plusle/ Lv.13
Thunder Wave
Quick Attack
Helping Hand

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness

Traded to the player
XD: Gale of Darkness
Location Player's Pokémon NPC's Pokémon Level Held item Ability Nature Special moves English
Pyrite Town Trapinch Trapinch Meditite Meditite/ 20 None Pure Power Random Shadow Ball, DynamicPunch DUKING ギンザル
Surskit Surskit Shuckle Shuckle/ Sturdy Toxic, Sludge Bomb, Substitute
Wooper Wooper Larvitar Larvitar/ Guts Dragon Dance, Outrage


Pokémon XD

Rock Poké Spot
"For fifteen long and torturous years I toiled, snatching sleep only grudgingly, to find this Poké Spot!"
"Yeah, uh... one shouldn't let details get in the way of the story, isn't that right, Betty?"
"All right! Let me explain how one goes about attracting wild Pokémon to a Poké Spot. Well... seeing as you're here, wouldn't it be better if I got someone to demonstrate?"
"Oh! You there! Yes, you, kid! You'll be perfect. Come over here, mate!"
If spoken to before approaching the plate: "Oh, wait, mate. Not over there. I need you over this way, between me and Betty, right?"
"All right, my friend. Let me show how you attract wild Pokémon to a Poké Spot. First, and above all else, you need these: Duking brand Poké Snacks. Here, I'll give you some."
"All right, my friend. Lay those Poké Snacks out on that plate there. Go on now."
"Very good, mate. That's how you do it!"
"When you've laid out the Poké Snacks, leave the area. Eventually, a wild Pokémon will come along, just you wait."
"The more Poké Snacks you lay out, the longer a Pokémon will stay to eat, making it that much easier to catch. This is also important. My specially made Spot Monitor. This, I'm sure you'll agree, is truly something awesome!"
"Yeah, uh... one shouldn't let details get in the way of the story, isn't that right, Betty?"
"I'm glad you asked me that. My Spot Monitor is a dandy! It lets you know what's happening at any Poké Spot wherever you are. Here, my friend! As my thanks for you hearing me out patiently, I'll make a gift of this, too! Slot it into your P★DA. That's all you need to do to make it work. Simple!"
"All right, now you're set! Now, when a wild Pokémon appears at any Poké Spot, your Spot Monitor will respond and alert you. I've found three Poké Spot in all. There's one to the west of this one here."
"That's right. Around there."
"Use these Poké Spots and catch yourself some wild Pokémon. Give it a try, mate!"
Oasis Poké Spot
"Oh, it's you! You're that lad who helped us out on that news show. Thanks much, mate!"
"I'm surprised you came out to a place like this. It must mean you're seriously interested in wild Pokémon."
"That's marvelous! This makes it all worthwhile, my teaching you, I mean. So, you fine, upstanding lad, lover of wild Pokémon. I have some information that you'll find to be special."
"But, my friend, I also have a favor to ask. That's a fair deal, right?"
"Yeahah! Thank you kindly."
"You see, there are several Pokémon that hardly ever show up at Poké Spots. Trapinch, Surskit, and Wooper... I'm having a rotten time of it, trying to catch those three."
"If you were to catch them, I'd gladly trade you some of my Pokémon, mate. I'm counting on you, mate! I've got to be on my way now!"
"Whoops! Mustn't forget! I promised to give you some special information, didn't I?"
"If you go way off to the northeast, there's a Poké Spot that's hard to find since it's inside a cave."
"That's my favourite Poké Spot. You've got to go see it. Well, I guess I should be going on my way. Real pleasure chatting with you again, mate."
"I'll be heading back to Pyrite. Come visit whenever you'd like! Let's meet again, mate! Adios!"

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png European French Doking
Germany Flag.png German Grand
Italy Flag.png Italian Rodrigo
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Germán

RuiEagunBeluhProfessor KraneLilyJoviDr. KaminkoChobin
WillieMayor Es CadeJustyCailFateenDukingSilva
Chief SherlesOfficer JohnsonVanderAgnolAncha
Kids Grid (NettBittMeggPerrSeccMarcia) • Makan
Mr. VerichAdonTrestHordelBattlusInfinInity
Name RaterMove TeacherMove DeleterCipherTeam Snagem

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