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Duking in Colosseum
Duking in Gale of Darkness

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 caught, they can be traded to him for a Meditite, a Shuckle, and a Larvitar, respectively.


Pokémon Colosseum

Given away
Box Colo 311.png
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 English
Level Held item Ability Nature Special moves English
Pyrite Town Trapinch Trapinch Meditite Meditite/ MEDITITE アサナン
20 None Pure Power Random Shadow Ball, DynamicPunch DUKING ギンザル
Surskit Surskit Shuckle Shuckle/ SHUCKLE ツボツボ
Sturdy Toxic, Sludge Bomb, Substitute
Wooper Wooper Larvitar Larvitar/ LARVITAR ヨーギラス
Guts Dragon Dance, Outrage

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 KraneJoviLilyChobinDr. Kaminko
WillieMayor Es CadeJustyCailDukingSilva
AnchaFateenChief SherlesOfficer JohnsonVander
The Kids Grid (MeggNettBittSeccPerrMarcia) • MakanMr. Verich
TrestBattlusSomekInfinInityName RaterMove Reminder
Move DeleterCipherTeam SnagemShadow Pokémon Trainers

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