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センリ Senri
"A man in pursuit of power!"
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Norman.png
Artwork from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Eye color Black*, Navy*
Hair color Black*, Navy*
Hometown Littleroot Town* (originally Olivine City in the games and Goldenrod City in Adventures)
Petalburg City*
Region Hoenn (originally Johto in the games and Adventures)
Relatives Brendan (son) or May (daughter), wife (games)
Ruby (son), unnamed wife (Adventures)
May (daughter), Max (son), Caroline (wife) (anime)
Brendan (son) (Masters)
Trainer class Gym LeaderRSEORAS
Pokémon TrainerB2W2
Generation III, V, VI, VII
Counterpart(s) Norman (Masters)
Games Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, Black 2 and White 2, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Masters EX
English voice actor Keith Silverstein[1] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Tomokazu Sugita (Masters EX)
Member of Hoenn League
Rank Gym Leader
Leader of Petalburg Gym
Badge Balance Badge
Specializes in Normal types
Anime series Pokémon the Series
Debut There's no Place Like Hoenn
English voice actor Dan Green
Japanese voice actor Jūrōta Kosugi

Norman (Japanese: センリ Senri) is the father of the player and the Gym Leader of Petalburg City's Gym, known officially as the Petalburg Gym in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald and their Generation VI remakes Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. He is an expert of Normal-type Pokémon, and hands out the Balance Badge to any Trainer who defeats him.

In the core series games

Norman challenging the player

Norman is also the player character's father in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald no matter which gender is selected. The other gender choice (and therefore the rival) is the child of Professor Birch.

Although he is the first Gym Leader encountered, he refuses to battle until the player has at least four Badges. Before stating this, he first introduces the player to Wally (secondary rival) which is when the Pokémon catching tutorial happens. Once he is beaten, he gives the player the Balance Badge, as well as TM42 (Facade) in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald or TM67 (Retaliate) in Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire.

Norman and his family are originally from Olivine City in Johto. He, as well as the player, have just moved to Hoenn so that he could take up the position of Gym Leader. People have come to describe him as someone who "lives for Pokémon".

Norman also provides special items scanned in via e-Reader to the player.

Norman has known Birch since their school days.[2] According to the TV show Trouble Talk, they went to college together.

Trainer's Eyes/Match Call

Leader NormanRSORAS / Reliable One DadE

I flexibly adapt my style.
Trainer's Pokémon
Grown in a balanced manner.RSE
Those grown in a balanced manner.ORAS
Pokémon are my life. My chosen path is harsh...RS
I walk the 30 minutes from home to here every day.E
I've chosen to dedicate my life to Pokémon, but the road is hard...ORAS


Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire


Norman loans this Pokémon to Wally to show him how to catch Pokémon.

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Normal Unknown
Held item:
Zigzagoon/ Lv.7
Gym battle

Norman uses two Hyper Potions.

Pokémon Emerald

Norman uses two Hyper Potions in the Gym battle and three Full Restores in the rematches.


Norman loans this Pokémon to Wally to show him how to catch Pokémon.

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Normal Unknown
Held item:
Zigzagoon/ Lv.7
Gym battle

First rematch

Second rematch

Third rematch

Fourth rematch onwards

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon World Tournament

Norman uses three of these Pokémon in Single Battles, four in Double and Rotation Battles, and all six in Triple Battles. Norman will always lead with his signature Pokémon, Slaking.

Hoenn Leaders Tournament

Type Expert/World Leaders Tournament

Gathered! Gym Leader!

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire


Norman loans this Pokémon to Wally to show him how to catch Pokémon.

Normal Unknown
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Zigzagoon Lv.7
Normal Physical
Normal Status
Tail Whip
Normal Status
Sand Attack
Ground Status
Gym battle

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Norman (Masters)

Norman forms a sync pair with Slaking in Pokémon Masters EX. Norman became a playable sync pair since the game's release, with him joining the player after completing the seventh chapter of the PML Arc.

In this game, Norman is Brendan's father and one of the PML Leaders of the Pokémon Masters League, handing out the Patience Badge to those who defeat him. He has also made notable appearances in the game's Main Stories: the PML Arc, Legendary Adventures, and the Villain Arc.

Sync Dex Trainer NDex Pokémon Type Weakness Role Base Potential Availability
#022 VSNorman Masters.png Norman #0289 MastersIcon0289.png Slaking
NormalIC Masters.png
FightingIC Masters.png
Masters Physical Strike.png ★★★ Story
Chapter 07



Ruby Sapphire Norman.png Norman ORAS concept art.png
Official artwork from
Generation III
Concept artwork from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Sprites and models

Spr RS Norman.png Spr B2W2 Norman.png VSNorman.png
Sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2
VS portrait from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Norman III OD.png Norman OD.png Norman ORAS OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2
Overworld model from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire


Main article: Norman/Quotes

In the anime

Main series


Norman in the anime

Norman and his family only recently moved from the Johto region to Petalburg City and assumed his role as the local Gym Leader.

Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire

In the anime, Norman is the father of May and Max, two of Ash's former traveling companions, and the husband of Caroline.

Very early in his Hoenn journey, Ash arrived with May in Petalburg City in the hope of getting his first Gym battle. In There's no Place Like Hoenn, Ash found the Petalburg Gym and met Max, who posed as if he was the Gym Leader. May stopped him and allowed Ash to meet her parents, Caroline and Norman. Norman turned out be to the real Petalburg City Gym Leader. Norman used his Pokémon, a Vigoroth, in an exhibition battle against Pikachu, and later to save May's Torchic from Team Rocket.

Norman is a good friend of Professor Birch and was most likely the person to send May to Littleroot Town to get her first Pokémon. As May did not initially like Pokémon, this seemed to have created some distance between the two. Before Ash knew that Norman was May's father, he commented that it sounded like she knew the Petalburg Gym Leader pretty well, to which she replied, "No, I just wish I did," and became subdued.

In A Double Dilemma, Norman appeared in flashbacks and on memorabilia. It was also revealed that he had a large fanbase in North Petalburg.

In Love, Petalburg Style!, when Ash and his friends visited Petalburg City again, May and Max tried to figure out why Norman and Caroline were getting all worked up as Ash tried to save Norman's three Pokémon from Team Rocket. It all turned out that Norman had Nurse Joy set up a special firework display to make fireworks in a form of a Beautifly as a wedding anniversary gift for Caroline. During the episode, Norman showed that he was rather dense, not realizing that Caroline assumed that he was having an affair with Nurse Joy.

Ash had his Gym battle with Norman in Balance of Power. Using his Grovyle, Pikachu, and Torkoal, Ash defeated Norman's Pokémon. Upset by his father's loss, Max stole the Balance Badge and locked himself up in Norman's greenhouse. Norman was able to calm Max down, and Max gave Ash his Balance Badge.

He reappeared in flashbacks in Whiscash and Ash, A Scare to Remember!, and A Cacturne for the Worse.

Norman and family watching May compete in the Wallace Cup

In Hi Ho Silver Wind!, Caroline joined Ash and his friends in Slateport City to watch May compete in the Hoenn Grand Festival, though revealed that Norman was too busy at the Petalburg Gym, so he would be cheering her on from home. In Deceit and Assist, Norman was watching May competing in the Hoenn Grand Festival on television.

In Saved by the Beldum, Norman watched Ash competing in the Ever Grande Conference from the comfort of his living room.

He reappeared in a fantasy in Tactics Theatrics!.

Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl

Norman appeared in a flashback in A Full Course Tag Battle!.

His latest appearances saw him watching May perform in the Wallace Cup on television in Staging a Heroes' Welcome! and Strategy with a Smile!.


Norman cares deeply for his family, wishing his children to have some quality time and good friends. Norman is also very protective of them, often fighting even more aggressively in the process of protecting them. May and Max respect their father's extensive efforts to ensure a healthy relationship with them, such as coming home for lunch and playing with his children. In general, Norman is jovial and calm, but at times, he can sometimes overlook things and cannot see the actual problem at hand.

Norman is very dedicated to running the Petalburg Gym, often working too hard. He and his assistant Kenny handle most of the duties and the Pokémon in the greenhouse.

In the broader community, Norman is quite popular for both his looks and his position as a Gym Leader, having an enthusiastic fanbase in North Petalburg and an emerging image in Petalburg City. In battle, he is intensely focused and has perfected his Pokémon in both offensive and defensive tactics. Norman commonly utilizes his trio of Slakoth, Vigoroth, and Slaking to confuse his opponents because they are capable of moving at different speeds. Norman gives his opponent credit for an excellent strategy and accepts a loss as critical to personal growth. He enjoys a challenge, wanting to see his opponent struggle to overcome his strategy and sheer power. However, he does not let his children watch the battle, thinking it would distract the challenger. Max claimed that Norman was capable of entering the Elite Four in Balance of Power.


On hand

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This listing is of Norman's Pokémon in the Pokémon anime.

Norman's Vigoroth
Vigoroth was first seen after Norman agreed to have an unofficial battle with Ash because he had less than three Pokémon at the time. After a tough battle with Ash's Pikachu, Vigoroth managed to defeat him. Later, it helped in destroying one of Team Rocket's mechas that was attacking the Gym.

In Balance of Power, Vigoroth was the second Pokémon used by Norman in his official Gym battle with Ash. It managed to easily defeat Torkoal before once again facing Pikachu. This time, Pikachu was able to defeat Vigoroth, but ended up exhausting all of his own energy as well in the process, resulting in a double knockout.

It reappeared in flashbacks in Going for a Spinda, A Double Dilemma, and the Japanese version of A Scare to Remember!, and made a cameo appearance in Deceit and Assist, where it was watching May competing in the Hoenn Grand Festival on television.

Vigoroth's known moves are Scratch and Flamethrower.

Debut There's no Place Like Hoenn
Voice actors
Japanese Yūji Ueda
English Dan Green
Norman's Slakoth
Slakoth first appeared in the greenhouse where Norman keeps his Pokémon. It appeared again in Balance of Power!, during Norman's Gym battle with Ash. It first went up against Pikachu, but when Pikachu's strategies failed to work, Ash switched him out for Torkoal, who was able to defeat its opponent.

It made a cameo appearance in Deceit and Assist, where it was watching May competing in the Hoenn Grand Festival on television.

Slakoth's known moves are Shadow Ball, Hidden Power, and Blizzard.

Debut Love, Petalburg Style!
Voice actors
Japanese Shin-ichiro Miki
Norman's Slaking
Main article: Norman's Slaking

Slaking debuted in Norman's greenhouse with the rest of his Pokémon. In Balance of Power!, it battled Grovyle during Ash's Gym battle against Norman, but was ultimately defeated.

Debut Love, Petalburg Style!
Voice actors
Japanese Unshō Ishizuka
English Dan Green
Cared for
May Beautifly with Caroline.png
May Skitty with Caroline.png

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 小杉十郎太 Jūrōta Kosugi
English Dan Green
Finnish Jari Viitanen (AG003)
Saku Mäkynen (AG069-AG070)
European French Alexandre Crépet (AG003)
Mathieu Moreau (AG069-AG070)
Italian Lorenzo Scattorin
Norwegian Erik Skøld (AG003)
Trond Teigen (AG069-AG070)
Polish Andrzej Chudy
Brazilian Portuguese Élcio Sodré (AG003)
Mauro Eduardo (AG069-AG070)
Russian Дмитрий Филимонов Dmitry Filimonov
Spanish Latin America Enrique Mederos (AG003)
Salvador Delgado (AG069-AG070)
Spain Luis Bajo (AG003)
Gabriel Jiménez (AG069-AG070)


Norman briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Norman in Ash & Pikachu

Ash & Pikachu

Norman appeared in I'll Win With My Own Battle Style!!, where he, like in the anime, had a Gym battle with Ash.


Norman's Slaking
Main article: Norman's Slaking

Slaking is Norman's first known Pokémon. During the Gym battle, he sent it out as his final Pokémon against Ash's Grovyle.

Debut I'll Win With My Own Battle Style!!
Norman's Slakoth
Slakoth briefly appeared battling Ash's Pikachu.

Slakoth's only known move is Shadow Ball.

Debut I'll Win With My Own Battle Style!!
Norman's Vigoroth
Vigoroth briefly appeared battling Ash's Torkoal.

None of Vigoroth's moves are known.

Debut I'll Win With My Own Battle Style!!

Pokémon Adventures

Norman in Pokémon Adventures
Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.


Ruby & Sapphire arc

Norman is the father of Ruby and the newly appointed Leader of the Petalburg Gym. On Ruby's 11th birthday, Norman had his wife and son move to Hoenn to live in Littleroot Town. Due to Norman's dislike of his son partaking in Pokémon Contests, Ruby held a grudge against his father. Ruby decided to run away and prove to his father the superiority of Pokémon Contests to battling. As he left, he took the Running Shoes his father gave him as a birthday present. Upon arriving at Petalburg City, Ruby attempted to avoid being spotted by Norman. His attempts led him to meeting Wally, a sickly boy attempting to capture his first Pokémon. Wally asks Norman if he will teach him how to capture Pokémon as he had previously requested. He refuses due to Wally neglecting to inform Norman about his illness. Norman senses Ruby's presence, but when his attempt to get him to come out fails, he just passes it off as another wild Pokémon and leaves.

Norman's search leads him to the Weather Institute, where he attacks Ruby, demanding to know why he ran away from home. Ruby considers running away, but he decides to stay and fight in order to prove to his father how determined he is. Norman easily gains the upper hand due to teaching Ruby all he knows about fighting, but Ruby turns the tide by using new tactics with the Pokémon he caught on his journey. The battle causes the worn-out institute to break apart, leaving Ruby and Norman left dangling above shrapnel that fell from their battle. With the Running Shoes he got as a gift from Norman, Ruby manages to save the both of them, but is left exhausted and defeated. Norman attempts to continue their battle, but he is stopped by fellow Gym Leader Winona. Winona tells Norman that he is in trouble for leaving his Gym despite challengers wanting to battle. Norman grudgingly obeys Winona's command to come with her. Before he leaves, Norman tells Ruby that he accepts his desire to partake in Pokémon Contests despite his own personal dislike of them. He demands that in return, Ruby should not return home until he has fully accomplished his goals.

Norman in the thirteenth chapter

Later, Norman and the other Gym Leaders are called by Flannery to meet in Fortree City. They have a discussion on Team Magma and Team Aqua about whether or not one of the teams is evil and the other is good. Norman refuses to pick a side out of disinterest and begins to leave. Winona reminds him that as one of the Gym Leaders chosen by the Pokémon Association, he has to comply with the others. Norman refuses and continues leaving, but is stopped by Wattson. Wattson suggests that Norman use his strength to help in the upcoming Hoenn crisis and apologizes for the others' behavior due to their lack of knowledge about his past with the Pokémon Association. Norman politely tells Wattson to stop talking and heads off.

When Groudon and Kyogre are awakened, they begin causing droughts and downpours throughout Hoenn. Instead of helping stop the Pokémon from causing havoc, Norman decides to fulfill Wally's request and takes him to the Sky Pillar for training. After several days of training, Wally becomes much stronger from climbing the tower and battling the wild Pokémon inside. As they continue to train, Norman gets a call from Scott, who informs him that Ruby was chosen to be the wielder of the Red Orb used to control Groudon. This makes Norman decide to team up with Wally to awaken the third Legendary Pokémon that can stop Groudon and Kyogre, Rayquaza. Upon succeeding, Norman leaves Wally behind and flies off on Rayquaza to Sootopolis City.

When Norman arrives, Ruby is fighting Groudon and Kyogre alone with both the Red and Blue Orbs in hand. Together, they use the orbs in conjunction with Rayquaza to send Groudon and Kyogre away to return to their long slumber. The strain of having controlled Rayquaza for too long causes Norman to collapse and begin dying. In his last breath, Norman reveals that five years ago, Ruby's battle with a Salamence caused it to go berserk and accidentally free the Rayquaza captured by the Pokémon Association. Not wanting his son to take the blame, Norman lied to the association and put the fault on himself. The Association Director barred Norman from taking the Gym Leader test for five years and ordered him to find Rayquaza. Norman was forced to distance himself from his family during that time, which eventually led to Ruby becoming the way he is now. He then dies in Ruby's arms, much to the horror of his son. When Archie and Maxie come out of hiding to attack the exhausted Ruby, they decide to burn Norman's corpse to make sure he won't be able to return to stop their plans again.

Once Archie and Maxie were defeated, Ruby used his Celebi to revive all the people that were killed in the final battle. Norman is brought back to life thanks to Celebi's time travel abilities. Afterward, Norman celebrated the victory with his allies and thanked Ruby and Sapphire for their assistance in the battle. Sapphire immediately challenged Norman to a Gym battle, which she managed to win and earn the Balance Badge.

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire arc

Norman appears at Meteor Falls. He meets with the Elder that lives there in hopes of getting information about Rayquaza again. There, he meets with Ruby and Emerald, who had come there for the same reason. With the old woman's help, Norman determines the Rayquaza may be returning to the location where it was held captive by the Pokémon Association. With Hoopa's rings, Norman and Ruby head to Johto.

Upon arriving in Goldenrod City, Norman and Ruby enter the now-abandoned Pokémon Association research facility. After a search through the facility's data files, Norman comes across video footage of the moment where Rayquaza was first encountered at the Embedded Tower. Before they can witness Rayquaza's capture, the video cuts off. Ruby decides that if Rayquaza was found at Route 47, then it may have gone there instead of Goldenrod. Norman reveals that he asked Emerald to give him the Green Orb core shortly before they entered Hoopa's ring. He reveals the core was originally created by the Association in order to create an artificial Green Orb capable of controlling Rayquaza, as it didn't have an orb like Groudon or Kyogre. When Rayquaza escaped its captivity, the project was scrapped and the core was thrown away before being completed, where it eventually ended up in Emerald's hands. Norman uses a machine to increase the core's purity, increasing its strength and turning it a shade of jade.

Just as the process is completed, Norman and Ruby are shocked to see that Rayquaza has appeared in the skies. They find Rayquaza feeding on shards of the meteoroid, which have begun falling onto Johto as well. They take to the skies in order to confront Rayquaza and capture it. During the battle, Rayquaza manages to capture Ruby and blocks Norman's attempt to rescue his son. Ruby takes the opportunity to use the scroll he took from Zinnia in order to teach Rayquaza Dragon Ascent, which will allow it to destroy the meteoroid. When Rayquaza continues attacking Ruby, Norman attempts to control it with the Green Orb core, only for it to fail. Ruby tells Norman to call Emerald and ask Hoopa to bring them back to Hoenn, as he plans on destroying the meteoroid with Sapphire.

After Hoopa opens the path to the Meteor Village, Ruby uses the Jade Orb core to lead Rayquaza back to Hoenn with Norman. When it sees Kyogre and Groudon through the ring, Rayquaza goes berserk and begins attacking the two. Rayquaza rushes towards the ring to confront Kyogre and Groudon, causing Norman to fall off and be left behind. It is later revealed by Gold and Silver that Norman would assist the combined efforts of the Kanto and Johto Gym Leaders and Elite Four to stop the meteoroid.


This listing is for Norman's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

On hand
Norman's Vigoroth
Vigoroth is Norman's first known Pokémon. He was first used to battle a wild Breloom and easily won. Later, he battled against Ruby at the Weather Institute. Using his quick speed, he returned the volley of Mud Shots that Mumu attempted to trap Norman inside of. He has a Hasty nature.

Vigoroth's known moves are Aerial Ace and Focus Punch, and his Ability is Vital Spirit.

Debut Nixing Nuzleaf
Norman's Slaking
Main article: Norman's Slaking

Slaking is Norman's second known Pokémon. He was used to try and get Ruby to come out of hiding when Norman sensed his presence. Since then, he was used in several other battles. He has a Sassy nature.

Debut Brushing Past Breloom
Norman's Spinda
Spinda is Norman's third known Pokémon. He was first used in a training battle against Wally on the Sky Pillar. With his moves that switch Abilities and confuse his opponents, Norman managed to easily defeat Wally.

Spinda's known moves are Skill Swap and Teeter Dance, and his Ability is Own Tempo.

Debut Rayquaza Redemption I
Norman's Slakoth
Slakoth (×2)
Norman owns two Slakoth. They were first seen in a flashback being used to battle the Rayquaza that escaped the Pokémon Association's captivity. They managed to block many of Rayquaza's attacks.

None of Slakoth's moves are known and their Ability is Truant.

Debut It All Ends Now V
Norman's Sawsbuck
Norman owns a Winter Form Sawsbuck. It was first used to break into the Pokémon Association's old research facility.

Sawsbuck's only known move is Horn Leech.

Debut PS611
Norman's Staraptor
Norman owns a Staraptor. It was first used to fly up to Rayquaza in order to capture it. When Ruby was caught by Rayquaza, Norman used Staraptor to attempt to free his son, but failed.

Staraptor's only known move is Final Gambit.

Debut PS611
Given away
Main article: Nana

Nana was a gift from Norman to Ruby when he was a small child. She learned many techniques from training with Norman.

Debut Creeping Past Cacnea
Kiki (CY: Coco)
Main article: Kiki

Kiki was a gift from Norman to Ruby when he was a small child. She learned many techniques from training with Norman.

Debut Creeping Past Cacnea
Rara (CY: Ruru)
Main article: Rara

Rara was a gift from Norman to Ruby when he was a small child. She learned many techniques from training with Norman.

Debut Creeping Past Cacnea
Wally's Flygon
Norman originally used this Flygon as a method of flight transportation. He later gave it to Wally during their training on the Sky Pillar.

Flygon's known moves are Fly and Sand Tomb and its Ability is Levitate.

Debut Talk About Timing, Treecko
Norman's Rayquaza
Main article: Rayquaza (Adventures)

Rayquaza is an ancient Legendary Pokémon related to Groudon and Kyogre. It was captured by the Pokémon Association so that they may find a way to control it so that its powers could be used to stop Groudon and Kyogre when they would one day awaken again. Due to a Salamence that went out of control from a previous battle with Ruby, Rayquaza broke free and Norman was ordered to search for it again. Five years later, Norman teamed up with Wally and awakened Rayquaza on the Sky Pillar. Norman took Rayquaza and used it to stop Groudon and Kyogre with Ruby's help. The strain of controlling Rayquaza without an orb took too much strain on Norman, who proceeded to die shortly afterward. Angered that it was controlled, Rayquaza flew off to parts unknown.

Debut Rayquaza Redemption I
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Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire

Norman in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Norman appears in There's Someone More Important Than Clefairy?!. Unlike other media, Norman does not have any known relatives.

When Red and his Pokémon visit the Petalburg Gym after getting startled by a Poké Ball that flew from there, they notice Norman drinking and feeling down. Norman revealed to the group as the one who threw the Poké Balls. He then revealed that he felt sad since his Slakoth refused to partake in any battles. Norman takes out a chart and shows it to Red and his Pokémon that the Balance Badge is stuck inside Slakoth. After Clefairy took a nap, Norman explained to Red and his Pokémon that Slakoth doesn't like it when someone is lazier than it. Norman then watched as Clefairy went inside Slakoth to get the Balance Badge. After retrieving it, Norman demanded the group to return the badge to him but Clefairy refused. Afterwards, he became furious about this and chased after Red and his Pokémon since Clefairy refused to return the badge to Norman.


This listing is for Norman's Pokémon in the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga.

Norman's Slakoth
Slakoth is Norman's Pokémon who refuses to participate in any Pokémon battles and has swallowed the Balance Badge to prove it. Clefairy tries to get the Badge out of Slakoth's stomach but the sloth Pokémon puts a stop to it by making Clefairy tired and swallowing the alarm clocks Clefairy strapped around to himself. Clefairy was able to go into Slakoth's body and get the Balance Badge out of there.

Slakoth's known moves are Yawn and Covet, and its Ability is Truant.

Debut There's Someone More Important Than Clefairy?!

Pokémon Ruby & Sapphire

Norman appeared as the newly-appointed Gym Leader of Petalburg City. He is the father of Ruby and a friend of Professor Birch's. He berated Ruby for failing to heal his Mudkip after a battle, but rescinded later on after seeing how Ruby and Mudkip began to develop a good relationship with each other.

In the TCG

Ultra rare print of Norman
Main article: Norman (Paradox Rift 168)

Norman 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 Ancient Roar expansion and the English Paradox Rift expansion, with artwork by Hideki Ishikawa. An ultra rare version with artwork by the same illustrator was released in the same sets. It allows players to draw 2 cards, and 2 more if their opponent's Active Pokémon is a Pokémon ex.

In Japan, Norman and the Balance Badge were also featured on one of the Gym Badge XY-P Promotional cards given out at events in 2015.



Language Name Origin
Japanese センリ Senri From 仙蓼 senryō (glabrous sarcandra) and 千里 senri (1000 li; great distance)
English, German, Spanish,
French, Italian
Norman From normal
Korean 종길 Jonggil Possibly from 길 gil (road)
Chinese (Mandarin) 千里 Qiānlǐ From 千里 qiānlǐ / chīnléih (great distance)
Chinese (Cantonese) 千里 Chīnléih
Russian Норман Norman Transcription of his English name
Vietnamese Senri Transcription of his Japanese name

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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

Ash & Pikachu characters
Main characters
Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogepiBrockMayMaxJessieJamesMeowth
Gary OakDrewMorrison
Gym Leaders and Frontier Brains
AnnaAzusaProfessor BirchCalistaCarolineProfessor CozmoDrakeEriko
Eriko's grandmotherMrs. GrimmHirotoJack PollocksonKaburagiKiyoLilyProfessor Oak
OliverRobertShellySolanaSusieTabithaTeam Rocket ScientistTimmy
Whitney's grandmotherWinstrate family

PM GreenBlueYellowGoldSilver
Professor OakBillBill's wife
BrockMistyLt. SurgeErikaSabrinaKogaBlaineGiovanniLoreleiBrunoAgathaLance
Professor ElmEarlClefairy RangersKurtDJ MaryChairmanKiyo
PMRS RubySapphireRedBlue
Professor BirchMr. StoneMr. BrineyMaxieTetsuyaRydelRydel's rival
Dr. TakedaScott
PMDP DiaKazuki
Professor RowanMarsLookerCharon
Dai FugōOkane Daisukī
PMBW BlackBiancaCheren
Professor JuniperNCedric JuniperGhetsis
PMXY ShaunaProfessor SycamoreSerena
PMSM HalaLillie

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