Flint (Kanto)

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ムノー Munō
Flint Kanto.png
Gender Male
Eye color Unknown
Hair color Brown
Hometown Pewter City
Region Kanto
Relatives Lola (wife), Brock (son), Forrest (son), 8 other children
Trainer class Gym Leader
Leader of Pewter Gym
Badge Boulder Badge
Specializes in Rock types
Anime debut Showdown in Pewter City
English voice actor Ted Lewis (EP005)
Eric Stuart (SS001)
Rodger Parsons (AG177)
Japanese voice actor Takaya Hashi

Flint (Japanese: ムノー Munō) is a recurring character in the Pokémon anime. He is a Rock-type Pokémon specialist who first appeared in Showdown in Pewter City. He is the father of Brock, Forrest and eight other children and is married to Lola.


Flint first appeared in Showdown in Pewter City. Ash and Misty met Flint, who was selling rocks as souvenirs. Ash bragged about his goal to become a Pokémon Master, but Flint told Ash that thinking he could defeat Brock, the Pewter City Gym Leader, was foolish.

Flint in his disguise
Flint and Lola

After the match, which Ash lost, Flint brought him home and talked with Ash about Brock. Flint took him to Brock's house and revealed that Brock had nine younger siblings that he constantly had to take care of, because his father left to become a Pokémon Trainer. He never returned, as did his mother.

Flint decided to help Ash in his Gym battle and hooked Pikachu to a hydro-electric dam to increase its strength. After the Gym battle, Flint showed up and revealed himself to be Brock's father. He had failed to become a successful Pokémon Trainer and couldn't face Brock and his siblings. As Brock wanted to travel with Ash, he left the Gym Leader position and the duty of being head of the family to Flint.

Flint met Brock again in A Family That Battles Together Stays Together! when he returned to Pewter City after traveling through Kanto, Johto, and the Orange Archipelago. Brock scolded Flint for not taking care of the Gym. An embarrassed Flint explained that he had just got the Gym set up the way he liked it when Brock's mother returned. Flint took Brock back to the Gym, which had been redecorated. Flint closed it because he couldn't stand it anymore.

Lola and Flint had a rematch for the title of Gym Leader, which he lost. Fortunately, Brock was able to beat his mother. Flint and Lola then agreed to change the Gym to specialize in a combination of Water types and Rock types.

In Having a Wailord of a Time, it was revealed that Flint gave Brock his first Pokémon, an Onix, for a birthday present.

Flint makes an appearance in SS025, supporting his son Forrest in his match against Nurse Joy.


This listing is of Flint's known Pokémon in the anime:

On hand

Flint's Golem
Graveler → Golem
Flint's Golem first appeared in A Family That Battles Together Stays Together! where it battled against Lola's Marill to win back the Pewter Gym from her. The type disadvantage and the problem that the battlefield was on water with only a few rocks sticking out gave Marill the advantage. Flint started with an Earthquake which made it hard for Marill to navigate, but was no match to Marill who used Surf making Golem sink and her Blastoise had to save it from drowning, Brock also had to help using a hair dryer to heat Golem up.

It was revealed that Golem used to be a Graveler; in a battle against Lola's Poliwag, the precision of her Poliwag's Hydro Pump made Flint fall in love with Lola. It was later seen with Blastoise, holding up the new sign made of rock which they broke.

Golem appeared again in Grating Spaces! where it welcomed Brock home with Brock's Geodude, Steelix, and Crobat.

Golem's only known move is Earthquake.

Debut A Family That Battles Together Stays Together!
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English Eric Stuart


Flint's Rhydon
Flint's Rhydon has only been mentioned in A Family That Battles Together Stays Together! where it is said to bring heavy rocks from the mountains to stop the Pewter Gym from becoming an aquarium, but Lola only painted them pink, and tried to put concrete over the lake but Lola used her Gyarados to smash it into pieces.

None of Rhydon's moves are known.

Debut A Family That Battles Together Stays Together!

Given away

Brock's Onix
Main article: Brock's Onix

Brock's Onix was given to him by his father (Flint) on his 10th birthday, where it arrived at his window with a red bow around its neck. Flint and Brock watched the sunrise; sitting on Onix's head, in a flashback in Having a Wailord of a Time!.

Debut Showdown in Pewter City
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Unshō Ishizuka

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 土師孝也 Takaya Hashi
English Ted Lewis (EP005)
Eric Stuart (SS001)
Rodger Parsons (AG177)
Czech Radovan Vaculík
Finnish Pasi Ruohonen
Norwegian Trond Teigen
Polish Grzegorz Pawlak
Brazilian Portuguese Carlos Silveira (EP005)
Afonso Amajones (SS001)
Luiz Antônio Lobue (AG177)
Spanish Latin America Martin Soto (EP005)
Alfonso Ramirez (SS001)
Alfredo Gabriel Basurto (AG177)
Spain Juan Lombardero (EP005)
Miguel Ángel Montero (SS001)
Eduardo del Hoyo (AG177)


  • In the English, Finnish and Castilian Spanish dubs, Flint in Grating Spaces! (in the Finnish dub also in Showdown in Pewter City) is voiced by the same voice actor who voices the narrator.
  • In Pocket Monsters: The Animation, it implies that Flint is not Lola's only husband and may not actually be the father of some of Brock's siblings, as it mentioned that Lola "married again and again" to keep the gym due to each husband fleeing from their responsibilities, which also resulted in her having lots of kids.
  • Flint's Japanese name could be from Yoshiharu Tsuge's manga, "The Incompetent Man".


Language Name Origin
Japanese ムノー Munō Possibly from 無能 munō (inefficiency/incompetence).
English, French,
German, Polish, Spanish
Flint From the word "flint", a type of rock.
Korean 무능해 Muneunghae 무능 is Korean reading of 無能 munō.
Chinese 武能 Wǔnéng Literally means "capable of martial arts". 武 and 能 néng can be derived from the mu and of his Japanese name. Also sounds similar to 無能 wúnéng.

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplupIrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenneLanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom Pokédex
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulZoeyNandoKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilAlainAriaMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladion
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthWobbuffetGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerShellyArchieTabithaMaxieHunter JSaturnMarsJupiterCyrusCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretLysandreXerosicCelosiaBryonyMableAlianaTuppZippRappFaba
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperCedric JuniperDr. FennelProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor Burnet
Relatives Delia KetchumFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsNanny and Pop-PopNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's motherHarper and SarahLusamineGladionRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherAbeUluSophocles's parents
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceStevenMr. SukizoRaoul ContestaVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianMarianRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinDianthaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSquishyZ2Samson OakHobbesNebbyWickeIlimaAcerolaGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsIsland KahunasMany temporary characters

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