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アオキ Aoki
"The Exceptional Everyman"
Scarlet Violet Larry.png
Artwork from Scarlet and Violet
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Eye color Black
Hair color Black with gray highlights
Hometown Medali
Region Paldea
Trainer class Gym Leader, Elite Four
Generation IX
Games Scarlet and Violet
Member of Paldea League
Rank Gym Leader, Elite Four
Leader of Medali Gym
Badge Normal Badge
Specializes in Normal-types (Gym Leader)
Flying-types (Elite Four)
Anime series Pokémon Horizons: The Series
Debut HZ018
English voice actor N/A
Japanese voice actor N/A

Larry (Japanese: アオキ Aoki) is a Pokémon League staffer who is being assigned as both Gym Leader of Medali's Gym, known officially as the Medali Gym, and a member of Paldea's Elite Four. He specializes in both Normal- and Flying-type Pokémon, using the former as a Gym Leader and the latter as an Elite Four member.

In the core series games

Larry is a serious, brooding man who works for Paldea's Pokémon League under Geeta, who assigned him the roles of both a Gym Leader and Elite Four member. He also works as a businessman on top of his Pokémon League duties. He is often unmotivated, and becomes unsettlingly still whenever he is lost in thought, much to the worry of people nearby.[1]

He uses Normal-type Pokémon at his Gym because he feels they reflect his ordinary image. In addition to the Gym Badge, Larry gives out TM025 (Facade) when defeated. During the Champion Assessment, he is the third Elite Four member to be faced and uses a team of Flying-type Pokémon per Geeta's request, much to his dismay.

Outside of his Pokémon League duties, he is known for his fixation with food, and regularly visits the Treasure Eatery of Medali, which also serves as the arena for his Gym battles.


Gym battle

Larry will Terastallize his Staraptor at the first opportunity.

Champion Assessment

Larry will Terastallize his Flamigo at the first opportunity.


Larry will Terastallize his Staraptor at the first opportunity.


Main article: Larry/Quotes



Larry concept art.jpg
Concept art from Scarlet and Violet

In the anime

Larry in the anime

Larry debuted in HZ018. He was seen in a flashback, eating at the Treasure Eatery while Friede met with Lucca there.

In the TCG

Ultra rare print of Larry
Main article: Larry (Raging Surf 58)

Larry was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Scarlet & Violet Series (the Japanese Scarlet & Violet Era). It was first released in the Japanese Raging Surf subset, with artwork by Akira Komayama. An ultra rare version with artwork by the same artist was released in the same set. It allows players to flip a coin and search their deck for up to 2 Pokémon of any kind if they flip heads, or 1 Basic Pokémon if they flip tails.


  • Larry's Japanese Gym Leader title is 非凡サラリーマン.
  • As both a Gym Leader and an Elite Four member, Larry is the first character in the games to fill two different positions in the same Pokémon League simultaneously.
  • Larry's specialization in Flying types is hinted at by the cloud patterns on his tie and his ace Pokémon as a Gym Leader being part Flying-type.
    • Him specializing in both Normal and Flying types is likely a reference to how the Normal/Flying type combination is the most common type combination amongst dual-type Pokémon.
  • Larry is the only Paldean Gym Leader to:
    • Terastallize a Pokémon already of his type specialization.
    • Terastallize more than one Pokémon.
    • Battle inside a building instead of outdoors.


Language Name Origin
Japanese アオキ Aoki From 青木 aoki (spotted laurel)
English Larry From spotted laurel and salaryman. The name Larry is also a diminutive form of Laurence, which comes from laurus (Latin for laurel).
German Aoki Transcription of his Japanese name
Spanish Laureano From laurel moteado (spotted laurel)
French Okuba From Aucuba (genus which contains the spotted laurel)
Italian Ubaldo From Aucuba (genus which contains the spotted laurel)
Korean 청목 Cheongmok From 청목 (靑木) cheongmok (spotted laurel)
Chinese (Mandarin) 青木 Qīngmù From 青木 qīngmù / chīngmuhk (spotted laurel)
Chinese (Cantonese) 青木 Chīngmuhk
Indonesian Dafin From dafin (Romanian for laurel)

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