Barry (anime)

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ジュン Jun
Barry anime.png
Age 10 (as of debut)
Gender Male
Eye color Orange
Hair color Blond
Hometown Twinleaf Town
Region Sinnoh
Relatives Palmer (father)
Trainer class Trainer
Game counterpart Barry
Anime debut Barry's Busting Out All Over!
English voice actor Jamie McGonnigal
Japanese voice actor Tatsuhisa Suzuki

Barry (Japanese: ジュン Jun) is a recurring character who appeared in the Pokémon anime. He is a Pokémon Trainer from Twinleaf Town and one of Ash's rivals. He first appeared in Barry's Busting Out All Over!.



Barry at the beginning of his journey

Before leaving for his journey, Barry had always participated in the Twinleaf Festivals, in one of which he sang a duet with Dawn.

Eventually, Barry became a Pokémon Trainer and he was able to capture soon a Heracross and, with a lot of effort, Barry to pass three Gyms, managing to beat Byron and Gardenia, the latter being won in a hard battle of his Empoleon against a powerful Cacnea that made him need to teach Empoleon the move Hydro Cannon to have a chance to win the battle.

One day, during the Hearthome City Tag Battle Competition, Barry was quite in awe of Paul's performance at the event.

Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl

Barry debuted in Barry's Busting Out All Over!, where he intended to challenge Fantina for a Gym battle, but he instead met Ash at the door of the Hearthome Gym. He challenged Ash to a battle to prove his training methods wrong, but Ash came out as the victor. Afterwards, Barry stayed to watch Ash challenge Fantina in A Shield with a Twist!. At times, he was skeptical about Ash's strategy in the battle, but by the end of the fight, he realized that his techniques were excellent. He later stated that he would be his rival if Ash could defeat Byron, whom Barry had previously beaten.

Barry and Palmer

After staying with the group for the following episode, he departed to train at Iron Island, but appeared again in Steeling Peace of Mind! and Saving the World From Ruins! at Iron Island, where after being caught up in Team Galactic's plot to use the island as a radar to scan for the Spear Pillar he and Ash put aside most of their differences and became friendly rivals.

In Stopped in the Name of Love!, Barry announced his plans of entering the upcoming Pokémon Ping Pong Tournament and invited the group to join the competition. Later, when Dawn's Piplup fled the Pokémon Center, he helped to search for him. It was also revealed in this episode that he is good friends with Dawn's rival, Kenny. He reappeared in Old Rivals, New Tricks!, in which he watched Dawn and Kenny participate in the Sandalstraw Contest and shared with Ash and Brock that it was his first time watching a Pokémon Contest live.

In To Thine Own Pokémon Be True!, Barry entered the Pokémon Ping Pong Tournament with Empoleon as his partner Pokémon. He made it to the quarterfinals, where he lost to famous ping pong player O.

He returned home for the annual Twinleaf Festival. In Historical Mystery Tour!, Barry decided to have a battle with Ash, but he became side-tracked when he spotted a familiar Xatu. Ash, Dawn and Barry were all transported to Xatu's Forest, an odd dimension that enabled them to each relive one of their earliest memories; in Barry's case it was how he met his Heracross. After returning, he bumped into his father, Palmer. In Challenging a Towering Figure!, he entered the Festival Battle Challenge as part of the Twinleaf Festival in the hope that he would get to battle Palmer, but lost to Ash. At the end of the Festival, Barry decided to travel alone to get the Sunyshore City Badge.

Barry and Ash

In Gotta Get a Gible!, Barry battled Ash and his newly-caught Gible. Barry won his first battle against Ash, but Ash didn't take it harshly, praising Gible anyway and instructing it to listen next time. Barry celebrated his win as he held up his ticket to challenge Fantina, but Gible bit his hand and ate the ticket.

Barry and Paul

In Fighting Ire with Fire!, Barry revealed that he had acquired all the necessary Badges to compete in Sinnoh's League Conference. He met Paul for the first time and challenged him to a battle, but to his dismay, Paul refused and suggested he battle Ash instead. Barry initially said Ash was not at his level since Ash was still one Badge away from the Sinnoh League, but later agreed to battle him. He chose his Empoleon to face off against Ash's Monferno. However, the battle was put on hold when Team Rocket attacked.

In An Old Family Blend!, Barry showed up for the Lily of the Valley Conference where he was seen in the stadium along with all the other competitors. In League Unleashed!, he passed the preliminary round.

In Casting a Paul on Barry!, he battled Paul in the third round of the tournament, and even though he put up a strong battle, utilizing two new Pokémon on his team, Skarmory and Hitmonlee, along with his partner, Empoleon, he ended up falling before the superior strength and tactics of Paul and his team, not knocking out one of Paul's Pokémon in the process, though Paul commented afterwards that it had been a great battle. Barry then stayed and watched Ash's battles with Paul and Tobias, and he parted from the group in The Semi-Final Frontier!, promising to be reunited with Ash and become as strong as him.

Barry made a cameo appearance in the ending credits of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.


Much like his game counterpart, Barry possesses a hyperactive personality that often goes well past impatience. To this end, whenever something or someone gets in his way, annoys him, or causes him any minor inconvenience, Barry will lose his temper and shout for the cause to be fined. This attitude is so recurring and extreme that his Empoleon often shows exasperation at his Trainer's wild behavior.

Barry admires Paul and his training methods, and wants to be a strong Trainer like him. He also has a slightly similar mentality as Paul's, such as preferring to catch strong Pokémon for training. However, unlike Paul, he still cares for his Pokémon, praising them for their hard work and showing concern when one of them is injured, such as when Empoleon was afflicted by the sound-waves caused by Team Galactic's actions while on Iron Island.


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

Barry's Empoleon
Main article: Barry's Empoleon

Empoleon is Barry's main Pokémon. Empoleon was first seen in Barry's Busting Out All Over! in a battle against Ash's Pikachu, which it lost.

Debut Barry's Busting Out All Over!
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English Bill Rogers
Barry's Staraptor
Staraptor was the first Pokémon to be used in the battle against Ash. It went up against his Chimchar and was knocked out with a combination of Dig and Flamethrower.

Staraptor appeared again in Steeling Peace of Mind! where it took on Team Galactic, only for it to get hit by Golbat's Sludge Bomb.

Staraptor's known moves are Tackle, Close Combat, and Wing Attack.

Debut Barry's Busting Out All Over!
Voice actors
Japanese Shin-ichiro Miki
English Sarah Natochenny
Barry's Roserade
Roserade was the second Pokémon Barry used after Staraptor got knocked out in his first battle against Ash. It managed to defeat Chimchar with a barrage of Poison Jabs as Chimchar was worn out from the battle with Staraptor. Roserade's next opponent was Gliscor, it traded Poison Jabs with Gliscor's X-Scissors, only for both of them to get defeated at the same time.

Roserade appeared again in Steeling Peace of Mind! where it battled Team Galactic, only for it to be hit by Golbat's Air Cutter.

Roserade's only known move is Poison Jab.

Debut Barry's Busting Out All Over!
Voice actors
Japanese Ikue Otani
English Sarah Natochenny
Barry's Heracross
Heracross first appeared in Steeling Peace of Mind! on Iron Island alongside his Trainer. He was training with Empoleon, but the training got interrupted when Empoleon started attacking them as it was controlled by the sound waves coming from within the island. Later, he took Barry on a flight around Iron Island to see the cause of the Steel-type going haywire, including his Empoleon. Heracross was then hit by a Skarmory's Steel Wing, sending them falling onto Team Rocket. Heracross attacked Team Rocket as they were accused to be the ones behind all of this. However, after pointing out the machines located on the island, it turned out that another villainous team was the cause. The Galactic's Golbat attacked them with Air Cutter and severely damaged Heracross.

Heracross reappeared in Historical Mystery Tour! battling Ash's Pikachu. Heracross was able to withstand Pikachu's attacks and became stronger from the last time. The battle got interrupted when a Xatu flew by. Xatu lead the group to a tent owned by a Clown and they got sent to another world. When they woke up, they got separated and searched for their Pokémon. While Barry was looking for his Heracross, he found a tree. He had a flashback about the time he caught Heracross after slathering honey on a tree. He did the same thing this time and Heracross came up to Barry and the tree.

Heracross's known moves are Megahorn, Fury Attack, Horn Attack, and Double-Edge.

Debut Steeling Peace of Mind!
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English Katsuyuki Konishi
Barry's Skarmory
Skarmory was the first Pokémon used at the Lily of the Valley Conference in his match against Paul, going up against his Magmortar. As its first move, Skarmory used Spikes on the field to damage Paul's Pokémon whenever they were sent out. Afterward, it was easily knocked out by Magmortar's Flamethrower.

Skarmory's only known move is Spikes.

Debut Casting a Paul on Barry!
Voice actors
Japanese Katsuyuki Konishi
English Tom Wayland
Barry's Hitmonlee
Hitmonlee was the third Pokémon Barry used at the Lily of the Valley Conference in his match against Paul after recalling Empoleon, battling against Ursaring. Both gave a good fight, whereas Hitmonlee showed good speed, agility, and strength. Ursaring managed to evade some attacks, but when it was hit by Hitmonlee's Blaze Kick, it was burned, and this activated its Guts Ability, which greatly increased Ursaring's attack power, allowing it to defeat Hitmonlee with a powerful Hammer Arm.

Hitmonlee's known moves are Mega Kick, Close Combat, High Jump Kick, and Blaze Kick.

Debut Casting a Paul on Barry!
Voice actors
Japanese Yūji Ueda
English Tom Wayland


Barry's Badges

Badges obtained

This listing is of the Badges Barry has obtained in the Sinnoh region:

Barry had three more Badges in Gotta Get a Gible! in addition to his first three that was revealed in Barry's Busting Out All Over!; however, which three Badges he had is unknown. During the former episode however, he claimed to not yet have the Relic Badge.

Pokémon League

Barry has competed in the following Pokémon League Conferences:

Pokémon competitions

Barry has competed in the following Pokémon competitions:

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 鈴木達央 Tatsuhisa Suzuki
English Jamie McGonnigal
Czech Vojtěch Hájek
Danish Mikkel Følsgaard
Dutch Mitchell van den Dunge Bille
Finnish Petrus Kähkönen
European French Gregory Praet
German Roman Wolko
Hebrew קובי ליקורמן Kobbi Likorman
Hindi केतन कवा Ketan Kava
Indonesian Kamal Nasuti (DP157*)
Italian Stefano Pozzi
Polish Jakub Szydłowsk (DP101-DP103, DP163-present)
Artur Pontek (DP110-DP157)
Brazilian Portuguese Thiago Longo
Spanish Latin America Ricardo Bautista (DP101-DP103, DP163-present)
Miguel Ángel Ruiz (DP110-DP157)
Spain Álex Saudinós



Language Name Origin
Japanese ジュン Jun Possibly from Junichi Masuda.
English, German, Italian Barry Possibly from the first default name of his game counterpart.
European French Barry/René* From Camper Barry from Fuchsia Gym.
European Spanish Barry/Benito* From Camper Barry from Fuchsia Gym.
Korean 용식 Yongsik
Chinese 阿馴 Ā Xùn From the name 馴 Jun. 馴 means to tame/train.
Russian Барри Barri Transliteration of his English name.

See also

Anime characters
Protagonists Ash Ketchum (Pikachu) • Misty (Togetic) • BrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawn (Piplup) • Iris (Haxorus) • CilanSerenaClemontBonnie (Dedenne) • LanaKiaweLillieSophoclesMallowRotom PokédexGoh (Grookey)
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulNandoZoeyKennyConwayBarryUrsulaTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronAriaAlainMietteTiernoShaunaTrevorNiniSawyerGladionHoracioHauLeonRaihanHoraceBeaLeague Conference participantsCoordinatorsPerformersWorld Coronation Series participants
Antagonists Jessie (Wobbuffet) • JamesMeowthGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerGozuTabithaMaxieShellyArchieHunter JSaturnCyrusMarsJupiterCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarretMalamarLysandreMableCelosiaAlianaXerosicBryonyTuppZippRappPlumeriaGuzmaVirenRoseOleana
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor RowanProfessor CarolinaProfessor JuniperDr. FennelCedric JuniperProfessor SycamoreProfessor KukuiProfessor BurnetProfessor CeriseProfessor MagnoliaSoniaProfessor Amaranth
Relatives Delia KetchumDaisyVioletLilyJames's parentsFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCressGraceMeyerLana's fatherLana's motherHarper and SarahRangoSimaMimoKiawe's grandfatherMohnLusamineGladionSophocles's parentsMolayneAbeMallow's motherUluWalkerCamilleHalta
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyMagikarp salesmanTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceClairRaoul ContestaMr. SukizoSteven StoneVivian MeridianRobertScottLilian MeridianSolanaBrandonMarianYuzoRhondaCynthiaReggieAngieLookerIzzy and CaraLyraKhouryTobiasDon GeorgeElderAlderLukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetJervisVirgilNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaSophieCosetteClembotSanpeiMairinAstridDianthaKorrinaGurkinnMonsieur PierrePalermoKeananMalvaSamson OakAnelaHobbesNinaAnnaLakiDanaYansuWickeFabaIlimaAcerolaDiaChloeChrysaRenParkerTaliaLeiDanikaQuillonHopGym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsIsland kahunasMany temporary characters
Supporting Pokémon FearowHo-OhSquirtle SquadPink ButterfreeHaunterJigglypuffMewtwoMimeyLapras herdGranbullPichu BrothersLugiaSilverDelibirdWynautLarvitarKyogre and GroudonArticunoDeoxysLake guardiansForces of NatureMeloettaReshiramSuper-ancient PokémonWooperFlorgesSquishyZ2Guardian deitiesBewearToucannon's flockStoutlandOranguruNebbyStuffulUltra BeastsGrandpa ForestNecrozmaLunalaShayminMewRotom PhonesPelipperThievul trioEternatusDrone RotomLegendary heroesLatiasRecurring wild Pokémon
See also: Pokémon Horizons characters

Trainers in League Conferences
Ever Grande
Lily of the Valley
HirokiPikalaMr. ElectricMad MagmarRappZipp
TuppPlumeriaDJ LeoMaster fishermanOluoluKahili

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