Kabu

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Kabu
カブ Kabu
"The ever-burning man of fire!"
Sword Shield Kabu.png
Art from Pokémon Sword and Shield
Gender Male
Eye color Black
Hair color Salt and pepper
Hometown Motostoke
Region Galar (originally Hoenn)
Trainer class Gym Leader
Generation VIII
Games Sword and Shield
Leader of Motostoke Stadium
Badge Fire Badge
Specializes in Fire types

Kabu (Japanese: カブ Kabu) is the Gym Leader of Motostoke's Gym, known officially as Motostoke Stadium. He specializes in Fire-type Pokémon. He gives the Fire Badge to Trainers who defeat him.

In the games

League Cards

This is a transcript of the back of Kabu's League Cards in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

Normal League Card
"Kabu is a Pokémon Trainer who was invited from the Hoenn region. There were a few times where he was very close to becoming Champion, but victory always seemed to elude him at the last moment. Because of this, he adopted a no-holds-barred approach to battling for a time, but even that did not bring the results he wanted. He even dropped to the minor division at one point, but after a fantastic battle with Leon, he regained faith in his own potential. His motto is to keep learning and training as long as he is alive."
Rare League Card
"Interview with Challenger Kabu
Q: How do you see your own battle style?
Kabu: Just, straightforward, direct. I'm still young, so I try to keep things simple. Just burn as hot as I can, you know? Still, I've hit a bit of a losing streak, so I've tried incorporating Will-O-Wisp into my Pokémon's move set. That's one thing I want to tell everyone—experiment with every possibility of your Pokémon. Moves, Abilities, items... Try everything, and there's sure to be a path forward!"

Pokémon

Kabu keeps his Pokémon in Ultra Balls.

Pokémon Sword and Shield

Motostoke Stadium


Champion tournament


Artwork

League Card Kabu.png League Card Kabu rare.png
Kabu's League Card in
Sword and Shield
Kabu's rare League Card in
Sword and Shield

Trivia

  • Kabu's League Number is "187", which can be read in Japanese as goroawase for 火花 hibana, meaning "sparks".

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese カブ Kabu From 蕪 kabu (turnip), 兜 kabuto (a type of helmet), and 火 ka (fire)
English, German,
French, Italian
Kabu From his Japanese name
Spanish Naboru From nabo (turnip)
Korean 순무 Sunmu From 순무 sunmu (turnip)
Chinese (Mandarin) 卡蕪 / 卡芜 Kǎwú From the transcription of his Japanese name and 蕪菁 / 芜菁 wújīng / mòuhjīng
Chinese (Cantonese) 卡蕪 Kāmòuh


Gym Leaders of the Galar region
Turffield Stadium Grass Badge
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Milo
Hulbury Stadium Water Badge
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Nessa
Motostoke Stadium Fire Badge
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Kabu
Stow-on-Side Stadium Fighting Badge
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Ghost Badge
Bea Allister
Ballonlea Stadium Fairy Badge
VSOpal.png VSBede 2.png
Opal Bede
Circhester Stadium Rock Badge
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Ice Badge
Gordie Melony
Spikemuth Gym Dark Badge
VSPiers.png VSMarnie 3.png
Piers Marnie
Hammerlocke Stadium Dragon Badge
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Raihan

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