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マクワ Makuwa
"The hard-rock crusher!"
Sword Shield Gordie.png
Artwork from Sword and Shield by take[1]
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Eye color Blue
Hair color Cream with yellow highlights
Hometown Circhester
Region Galar
Relatives Melony (mother), unnamed sister,
three younger brothers
Trainer class Gym Leader
Generation VIII, IX
Counterpart(s) Gordie (Masters)
Games Sword, Masters EX
English voice actor David Matranga[2] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Taku Yashiro (Masters EX)
Member of Galar League
Rank Gym Leader
Leader of Circhester Stadium
Badge Rock Badge
Specializes in Rock-types
Anime series Pokémon: Twilight Wings
Debut Assistant
English voice actor N/A
Japanese voice actor N/A
Manga series Pokémon Adventures
Debut Shocking!! Reunion in the Forest

Gordie (Japanese: マクワ Makuwa) is the Gym Leader of Circhester's Gym, known officially as Circhester Stadium. He specializes in Rock-type Pokémon. He gives the Rock Badge to Trainers who defeat him. In Pokémon Shield, his mother, Melony, takes his place as Circhester's Gym Leader instead.

In the core series games

Gordie is the sixth Gym Leader Galar Trainers face in their Gym Challenge in Pokémon Sword. He is believed to have received his education from his mother, Melony, who was the Gym Leader of Circhester.[3] However, instead of becoming an Ice-type user like Melony did, he chose to use the Rock type due to him admiring that type more and wanting to find his own path to greatness. This resulted in the two falling out after a heated battle, which led to them almost never seeing each other since. There are few Gym Trainers in his Gym due to his strict training style.

As a rising star, many believed he has the potential of becoming the Galar League Champion. Gordie uses Rock-type Pokémon to achieve victory through a refined and graceful battle style, despite the type's rough and unrelenting reputation. He is considered one of the strongest Galar Trainers in terms of popularity and skills. He has a tendency to shut himself away in a locker room when he loses, making it hard to get an interview from him. Most of his fans find this trait to be endearing regardless. He has quite a large fanbase, and he tries his best to make his fans happy by either giving out autographs or hosting events. Currently, there are three photo albums on Gordie that were created by his fanbase.

After Gordie's initial defeat, the player is awarded with the Rock Badge, TM48 (Rock Tomb), and the Rock Uniform.

League Cards

This is a transcript of the back of Gordie's League Cards in Pokémon Sword.

Normal League Card
"Gordie is a young rising star that many suspect will be the Champion someday. Though Rock-type Pokémon are typically known for being rough and unrelenting, Gordie has worked hard to achieve victory through a refined and graceful battle style. He always tries to keep his fans happy and thus is very popular among the audience. On the other hand, he has the surprising tendency of shutting himself away in the locker room when he is defeated, making postdefeat interviews a rarity. This doesn't bother most of his fans, though, and they see this behavior as endearing."
Rare League Card
"Gordie is one of the top Trainers of the Galar region, both in terms of popularity and skill. His strict training style means that his Gym has few Gym Trainers, but he does have quite a fan base. Gordie does his best to make sure his fans are happy, often seen giving out autographs or hosting events. There are currently three photo albums of Gordie, all published through the support of his fan base. This card shows another special photo, taken specifically for this purpose at a photo studio."


Pokémon Sword

Gordie keeps his Pokémon in Ultra Balls.

Gym battle

Champion tournaments

Galarian Star Tournament

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Gordie (Masters)

Gordie forms a sync pair with Coalossal in Pokémon Masters EX. His Coalossal is capable of Gigantamaxing. Gordie became a playable sync pair on October 3, 2022.

Dex Trainer NDex Pokémon Type Weakness Role EX role Base potential Availability
#155 VSGordie Masters.png Gordie #0839 MastersIcon0839.png Coalossal Dynamax icon.png
RockIC Masters.png
GroundIC Masters.png
Masters Tech.png ★★★★★☆EX Sync Pair Scout



Gordie SwSh concept art.jpg
Concept art from Sword and Shield


GST Gordie icon.png
Icon from the
Galarian Star Tournament menu

League Cards

League Card Gordie.png League Card Gordie rare.png League Card Melony rare.png
Gordie's League Card in
Gordie's rare League Card in
Gordie in Melony's rare League Card in


Main article: Gordie/Quotes

In the anime

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

Gordie appeared as a visual in Assistant during his battle against Melony.

He physically appeared in Sky, where he gave his thoughts about Leon in an interview while having his meal.

In The Gathering of Stars, Gordie was seen in his room at Hotel Ionia with his Shuckle and Stonjourner while receiving an invitation letter for the Galarian Star Tournament. He was later seen at Wyndon Stadium, walking out onto the field for the tournament's opening ceremony.


Gordie's Coalossal
Coalossal Dynamax icon.png
Coalossal briefly appeared in its Gigantamax form while battling Melony's Gigantamax Lapras.

None of Coalossal's moves are known.

Debut Assistant


Gordie briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Gordie debuted in Shocking!! Reunion in the Forest. Unlike in the games, he and Melony share the Circhester Stadium and alternate who acts as its Gym Leader. He was first seen at Circhester Stadium, where he took over Gym Leader duties after a League Staff member informed him that Melony had left the building.

In Crunch!! Snowy Battle, Gordie met Henry Sword and Marvin on Route 8. He challenged Henry to a battle, but due to the latter being busy with work, he had Marvin face Gordie in his place. Their battle was interrupted by Casey, who attacked Gordie after mistaking him for a suspicious person. Once the misunderstanding was cleared up, Gordie passed out from a fever he developed from waiting in the cold for too long. After recovering, Gordie went back to his Gym Leader duties and faced Marnie in a Gym battle, which he lost.

In Rumble!! The Horrific Darkest Day, the Galar Gym Leaders gathered at Rose Tower to find out if Rose intended on bringing harm to the region. While Oleana kept the Gym Leaders busy, Henry, Casey, Bede, Hop, and Marnie went up to meet Rose, only find he was elsewhere. On a video screen, Rose announced his intention to restart the Darkest Day and ensure the safety of Galar's future. Power Spot lights began appearing all over the region, causing Pokémon to start Dynamaxing at random. While some traveled to confront Rose at the Hammerlocke Energy Plant, Gordie went back to Circhester to help deal with the rampaging Dynamax Pokémon.

In PASS29, Macro Cosmos employees were dispatched to deal with the Dynamax Pokémon, allowing Gordie's group to provide backup for the others against Eternatus. By the time they arrived, Gordie's group found Eternatus had fled, leaving those who battled it unconscious and covered in poison. The injured were taken to a hospital to recover.


Gordie's Stonjourner
Stonjourner is Gordie's first known Pokémon. It was first used to battle Marvin's Drizzile, Sniffler, on Route 8. It nearly won before the battle was interrupted by Casey.

Stonjourner's known moves are Stomp, Rock Slide, and Heavy Slam.

Debut Crunch!! Snowy Battle
Gordie's Coalossal

Gordie's Gigantamax Coalossal
Coalossal Dynamax icon.png
Coalossal is Gordie's second known Pokémon. It was first used to battle Marnie's Scrafty during their Gym battle. In Rumble!! The Horrific Darkest Day, it was used to battle Oleana's Pokémon at Rose Tower.

None of Coalossal's moves are known.

Debut Swaying!! Murky Memories

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Gordie or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a green background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Gordie Su Evolving Skies Uncommon 149/203 Eevee Heroes U 067/069
Evolving Skies Rare Ultra 201/203 Eevee Heroes SR 087/069
Evolving Skies Rare Rainbow 223/203 Eevee Heroes HR 097/069
      Start Deck 100   407/414
Silver Tempest TGU TG24/TG30 VMAX Climax SR 270/184


Icon of Galar Minerals, Gordie's sponsor
  • Gordie was designed by take.[4]
  • Gordie's uniform number is "188", which can be read in Japanese as goroawase for 岩場 iwaba, meaning "rocky area".
  • Gordie's Pokémon League sponsor is Galar Minerals.
  • Gordie is the only version-exclusive Gym Leader in Pokémon Sword and Shield whose highest-level Pokémon is different than the highest-level Pokémon used by a member of the Indigo Elite Four in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!.
  • Gordie and Melony's Gym battle Pokémon teams mirror each other, featuring the same types. Both Gym Leaders use mono-typed Pokémon of their speciality, and a Bug-, a Water- and a Fire-type.


Language Name Origin
Japanese マクワ Makuwa From 真桑瓜 Makuwa-uri (oriental melon, a cultivar of muskmelon)
English Gordie From gourd. Possibly from Geordie, a demonym for people from Newcastle upon Tyne, England - a city famous for its coal industry.
German Mac Similar to his Japanese name
Spanish Morris From melón oriental (oriental melon)
French Chaz From 참외 chamoe (Korean for oriental melon)
Italian Milo From Cucumis melo (scientific name of muskmelon)
Korean 마쿠와 Makuwa Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 瑪瓜 / 玛瓜 Mǎguā From the transcription of his Japanese name and 瓜 guā / gwā (melon)
Chinese (Cantonese) 瑪瓜 Máhgwā
Brazilian Portuguese Godinho Similar to his English name

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