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マクワ Makuwa
"The hard-rock crusher!"
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Artwork from Sword and Shield
Gender Male
Eye color Blue
Hair color Beige with yellow highlights
Hometown Circhester
Region Galar
Relatives Melony (mother), unnamed younger sister, three younger brothers
Trainer class Gym Leader
Generation VIII
Games Sword
Leader of Circhester Stadium
Badge Rock Badge
Specializes in Rock types

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 games

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."


Gordie keeps his Pokémon in Ultra Balls.

Pokémon Sword

Circhester Stadium

Champion tournaments


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


  • Gordie's League Number is "188", which can be read in Japanese as goroawase for 岩場 iwaba, meaning "rocky area".


Language Name Origin
Japanese マクワ Makuwa From 真桑瓜 Makuwa-uri (oriental melon, a cultivar of muskmelon)
English Gordie From gourd
French Chaz From 참외 chamoe (Korean for oriental melon)
German Mac Similar to his Japanese name
Italian Milo From Cucumis melo (scientific name of muskmelon)
Spanish Morris From melón oriental (oriental melon)
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

Gym Leaders of the Galar region
Turffield Stadium Grass Badge
Hulbury Stadium Water Badge
Motostoke Stadium Fire Badge
Stow-on-Side Stadium Fighting Badge
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Ghost Badge
Bea Allister
Ballonlea Stadium Fairy Badge
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Opal Bede
Circhester Stadium Rock Badge
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Ice Badge
Gordie Melony
Spikemuth Gym Dark Badge
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Piers Marnie
Hammerlocke Stadium Dragon Badge

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