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ゴヨウ Goyou
Diamond Pearl Lucian.png
Art from Diamond and Pearl by Ken Sugimori[1]
Gender Male
Eye color Purple-blue
Hair color Purple-blue
Hometown Unknown
Region Sinnoh
Trainer class Elite Four
Generation IV, VIII
Games Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Masters EX
Elite Four of Pokémon League (Sinnoh)
Specializes in Psychic types
Game animation cameos GOTCHA!
English voice actor Brandon McInnis[2] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Yōhei Azakami (Masters EX)
Anime debut An Elite Meet and Greet!
English voice actor David Lapkin
Japanese voice actor Daisuke Namikawa

Lucian (Japanese: ゴヨウ Goyou) is a Psychic-type Trainer and member of the Sinnoh Elite Four.

In the core series games

In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum and Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Lucian is the fourth member of the Sinnoh Elite Four. He is an avid reader: when the player enters his room at the Pokémon League, he will comment that he has just finished a book. Once the player has become the Champion, he can be found at Canalave Library, but will return to the League for rematches.


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

Pokémon Platinum

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

First match

Rematch (before Stark Mountain)

Rematch (after Stark Mountain)

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Lucian (Masters)

Lucian forms a sync pair with Girafarig in Pokémon Masters EX. Lucian became a playable sync pair on May 13, 2022.

Lucian first appeared as an NPC during the solo event Sinnoh Elite Four.

Sync Dex Trainer NDex Pokémon Type Weakness Role Base Potential Availability
#148 VSLucian Masters.png Lucian #0203 MastersIcon0203.png Girafarig
PsychicIC Masters.png
DarkIC Masters.png
Masters Tech.png ★★★★★☆EX Sync Pair Scout



Sticker Template Lucian Background.png
Sticker Template background from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Sprites and models

Spr DP Lucian.png Spr Pt Lucian.png VSLucian.png VSLucian BDSP.png VSLucian 2 BDSP.png
Sprite from
Diamond and Pearl
Sprite from
VS sprite from
VS model from
Brilliant Diamond and
Shining Pearl
Unused Battle Tower VS model from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Lucian OD.png Lucian BDSP OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Overworld model from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl


Main article: Lucian/Quotes

In the anime

Main series

Lucian in the anime

Lucian debuted in An Elite Meet and Greet!. He was first seen battling with his Girafarig on television. Then, he met Ash and his friends in a Pokémon Center. He informed them about the Champion League and later had a battle against Dawn and her Buizel using his Bronzong. Buizel's attacks didn't have much of an effect, if any, on Bronzong. Following Gyro Ball, Bronzong used Flash Cannon to defeat its opponent. Lucian later had a rematch against Dawn and Buizel, though he ended the battle prematurely because he saw that the pair had improved, but still needed some work.

He made a brief cameo appearance on television in Top-Down Training!. He battled Cynthia for her title of Pokémon Champion of the Sinnoh League, but was defeated. He also made a brief cameo appearance in the ending credits of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.


Lucian is polite and likes to help out a Trainer. He builds up his defenses and tends to evade an opponent's attacks in an attempt to learn their strategy and exhaust them before striking back.


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

On hand

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Lucian's Bronzong
Bronzong is Lucian's main Pokémon. The first time he used it was in An Elite Meet and Greet!, where it battled Dawn's newly captured Buizel. Because Buizel didn't listen to Dawn, he quickly lost. Later in the same episode, they had a rematch, and because Buizel was now listening to Dawn, the battle went better. However, Lucian eventually recalled Bronzong, saying that he had just wanted to prove Buizel's potential for becoming strong.

Lucian's match against Cynthia's Garchomp was televised in Top-Down Training!, but the Bronze Bell Pokémon was soon knocked out by the Mach Pokémon's powerful Giga Impact.

Bronzong also appeared alongside Lucian during the credits of Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Bronzong's known moves are Iron Defense, Gyro Ball, and Flash Cannon.

Debut An Elite Meet and Greet!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Billy Beach
Lucian's Girafarig
Lucian was seen using his Girafarig on television in a battle against a Trainer's Scizor. It was easily able to dodge all of Scizor's Slash attacks and finally knock it out with a single strike, despite the type disadvantage.

Girafarig's only known move is Psybeam.

Debut An Elite Meet and Greet!
Dawn's Buizel
Main article: Dawn's Buizel

When Dawn's newly caught Buizel was being stolen away by Team Rocket, Lucian used him to battle against the thieves, showing Dawn that she could also be able to command the Sea Weasel Pokémon which had been disobeying her during her battle with Lucian. Under Lucian's command, Buizel quickly defeated Jessie's Dustox and James's Carnivine.

Debut Buizel Your Way Out Of This!
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
English Kiyotaka Furushima

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 浪川大輔 Daisuke Namikawa
English David Lapkin
Finnish Aku Laitinen
Polish Janusz Wituch
Portuguese Brazil Ricardo Sawaya
Portugal Pedro Cardoso
Spanish Latin America Eduardo Garza
Spain Alejandro García


Lucian briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Lucian in Pokémon Adventures

Lucian, along with Bertha and Aaron, appears during the Platinum arc, having been enlisted by the Pokémon Association to decipher Charon's notebook that was stolen by Diamond's Kit. Using his talents in reading books, Lucian is able to easily figure out what the book says and gives it to Diamond and Pearl so they can use it to stop Charon from capturing the Legendary Pokémon of Sinnoh.

In this manga, Lucian's reading skills are shown to be great enough for him to easily finish a book in only a few mere moments.


On hand
Lucian's Girafarig
Girafarig is the only known Pokémon in Lucian's possession. Girafarig was used to move books with its mind and bring them to its Trainer.

None of Girafarig's moves are known

Debut Tackling Togekiss

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Lucian in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!

Lucian made a brief appearance in Gathering of the Legendary Pokémon!. He watched Hareta's Pokémon League battle with Koya in the audience.

In the TCG

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

Lucian's Pokémon
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 #
Bronzong Pokémon 4 Psychic Rising Rivals Rare 16/111 Gallade Half Deck   007/018
Espeon Pokémon 4 Psychic Rising Rivals Rare 18/111 Gallade Half Deck   006/018
Gallade Pokémon 4 Psychic Rising Rivals Rare 20/111 Gallade Half Deck   008/018
Mr. Mime Pokémon 4 Psychic Rising Rivals Rare 28/111 Gallade Half Deck   005/018
Alakazam Pokémon 4 Psychic Rising Rivals Uncommon 38/111 Bonds to the End of Time Rare 041/090
      DPt-P Promotional cards   012/DPt-P
Alakazam Pokémon 4 LV.X Psychic Rising Rivals Rare Holo LV.X 103/111 Bonds to the End of Time Rare Holo LV.X 042/090
Gallade Pokémon 4 LV.X Psychic Rising Rivals Rare Holo LV.X 106/111 Gallade Half Deck   009/018
Other related cards
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Lucian's Assignment Su Rising Rivals Uncommon 92/111 Gallade Half Deck   016/018
Lucian Su       Crimson Haze U 062/066
      Crimson Haze SR 086/066


  • In Diamond and Pearl, as well as the initial Elite Four challenge in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Lucian is the only member of the Sinnoh Elite Four whose Pokémon are all of his specialty type.
  • One of the old men on Route 228, who is found in Diamond, Pearl, Brilliant Diamond, and Shining Pearl, may be Lucian's grandfather, as he mentions he has a grandson who enjoys reading and who has a library of books on ESP.
  • While Lucian's clothes are colored maroon in his official Ken Sugimori artwork and the anime, they are colored magenta in his game sprites.
  • Two members of the Sinnoh Elite Four, Aaron and Lucian, share their names with the main characters of Konami's Lunar Knights for the DS.
  • One of the books that Lucian reads in the Canalave Library is a collection of letters from an artist to his younger brother, one of which confesses the artist's awe for the night sky. This may be a reference to the artist Vincent van Gogh, who wrote letters to his younger brother Theo and painted The Starry Night.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ゴヨウ Goyou From 五葉松 goyōmatsu (five-needle pine)[3] and possibly 悟 go (enlightenment)
English, German Lucian From lux (Latin for light) and possibly illusion or hallucination
Spanish Delos From delusión (delusion) or Oráculo de Delfos (Delphic Oracle)
French Lucio From lux (Latin for light) and illusion
Italian Luciano From luce (light)
Korean 오엽 Oyeop From 오엽송 (五葉松) oyeopsong (five-needle pine) and 오 (悟) o (enlightenment)
Chinese (Mandarin) 悟松 Wùsōng From 五針松 / 五针松 wǔzhēnsōng / ńghjāmchùhng (five-needle pine) and 悟 wù / ngh (enlightenment)
Chinese (Cantonese) 悟松 Ńgh-chùhng
Russian Лусиан Lusian Transcription of his English name
Vietnamese Goyo Transcription of his Japanese name

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