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Barry (Japanese: ジュン Jun) is the rival character in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.
In the games
Pokémon Diamond and Pearl
Barry, like the player, lives in Twinleaf Town and is also the player's childhood friend (and soon-to-be rival). Barry is always in a hurry and extremely impatient, and because of this, often crashes into other people (usually demanding a fine from them) or misses important details.
Barry is incredibly determined and it is very difficult to discourage him; the only thing that has done this so far was his crushing loss to the Team Galactic Commander, Jupiter at Lake Acuity, although this defeat lead to a major positive change in Barry's character, causing him to become slightly more serious, realistic, and mature. He is also quite the braggart, often boasting about his battling prowess or how cool his Pokémon are. Barry does have a soft side, however, as seen after the wild Starly attack.
Barry is also one to take risks and quickly jump into action; it was this behavior that caused the player and himself to be attacked by wild Starly, setting off the chain reaction that would result in the player receiving their first Pokémon.
After becoming the Sinnoh League Champion, the player can find him training at Stark Mountain during the week, and at the Fight Area on weekends, ready to battle. Unlike the player and Lucas/Dawn, Barry did not receive a Pokédex, due to him rushing out of Professor Rowan's lab before Rowan could give him one.
His father is Palmer, one of the Sinnoh Battle Frontier's five Frontier Brains. Barry wants to be like him, which is the reason he is so determined and trains hard. Barry is actually very much like his father characteristic-wise. Both he and Palmer are constantly in a hurry, running into people (including the player), and both seem to react the same way when they happen to run into people.
In Pokémon Masters during his Sync Pair Story "A Day with Barry", Barry explains that the reason he always fines people is he wants to use the money to build his own Battle Tower and have his father challenge it.
In addition to his hyperactive personality, it is shown in the beginning of Platinum, he also gets distracted very easily. In the events of Platinum, Barry suggests going to visit Professor Rowan at his lab rather than go to the lake in search of a Pokémon of the same rarity as a red Gyarados (as happened in Diamond and Pearl). When Professor Rowan questions Lucas/Dawn and Barry on Route 201 about going into the tall grass without any Pokémon, deeming it reckless and wondering if such people were well-suited for Pokémon, Barry admits it was his idea and says that his friend should at least get a Pokémon if not him. After this, Professor Rowan gives them both Pokémon, much to Barry's excitement.
After the player completes the Stark Mountain sidequest, Barry can be found at the Survival Area every day, but can only be battled on weekends. He desires to get into the Battleground, even asking Crasher Wake's help.
For Barry's Pokémon in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, see here.
For Barry's Pokémon in Pokémon Platinum, see here.
- Main article: Barry (game)/Quotes
If the player chooses "NEW NAME" and leaves it blank, he will be automatically named Pearl (if the version being played is Diamond) or Diamond (if the version being played is Pearl). In Platinum, either Diamond or Pearl will be randomly selected.
In the anime
In the main series
- Main article: Barry (anime)
In the anime, there is a character based on Barry, sharing his name and characteristics. He debuted in Barry's Busting Out All Over! and became one of Ash's rivals as well as an occasional traveling companion.
In the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer
Barry appeared in the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer, where he joined Bettie and Iris in a journey across Pasio. In a stadium, the trio came across Skyla, Flint, and Acerola; and battled their Swanna, Infernape, and Palossand, respectively. The outcome of the battle was left unknown.
In the manga
Barry in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl
In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl manga
Barry appeared in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl.
In other manga
Pearl, Barry's counterpart
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
- Main article: Pearl (Adventures)
In Pokémon Adventures, Barry has a counterpart named Pearl.
In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga
- Main article: Jun (DPA)
In Pokémon Diamond & Pearl Adventure!, there is a recurring character who shares Barry's likeness and Japanese name, Jun.
In the Pocket Monsters DP manga
- Main article: Kazuki (Pocket Monsters DP)
In Pocket Monsters DP, Barry has a counterpart named Kazuki.
In the Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl: Regigigas Major Capture Operation!! manga
- Main article: Kento
In Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl: Regigigas Major Capture Operation!!, Kento is based on Barry.
In the TCG
This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Barry or his Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
- Barry has achieved a high score of 2,000 at Pal Park, which serves as the default high score.
- Among the default names for him in the Japanese version of Pokémon Diamond is Shigeru, one of the names that are default in both Pokémon Red and Pokémon FireRed for Blue. "Gary" is also one of the optional names for him in the German and Italian-language versions of Pokémon Diamond. Gary's Korean Name, 바람 Baram can also be found among optional names for him in Korean-language version.
- All Japanese default names for Barry come from game staff members' first names. They are all listed in the game's credits. Jun is from Junichi Masuda, production director and music composer. Shigeru is from Shigeru Ōmori, game design leader. Kōji comes from Kōji Nishino, a game designer. Toshinobu is from Toshinobu Matsumiya, game scenario author. Hisashi is from Hisashi Sogabe, battle system programmer. Sōsuke is from Sōsuke Tamada, field system programmer. Akito is from Akito Mori, communication system programmer and Nozomu is from Nozomu Saito, also one of the programmers.
- Although Barry can only be battled on weekends, if the player saves the game in front of him on a Sunday in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, he can still be battled on weekdays if the player does not leave the Fight Area during the periods of time in between. This was corrected in Pokémon Platinum.
- Barry has an orange Pokétch, but an old lady in Oreburgh City states that blue and pink are the only colors that are produced by the Pokétch Company.
- In Pokémon Platinum, Barry's Heracross has the Ability Guts when fought in Canalave City but has Swarm in all subsequent battles.
- In Diamond and Pearl, his Heracross also knows Megahorn during the Pokémon League battle, where it is at level 50, despite not being able to learn the move until level 55. This is fixed in Platinum.
- Barry possesses the highest-level Pokémon amongst all the rival characters, with his starter being able to grow up to level 85 in Pokémon Platinum. The only NPC-owned Pokémon outside of a battle facility that outlevels Barry's starter at its strongest is Red's level 88 Pikachu in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.
- In Pokémon Masters, Barry reveals that he keeps trying to fine people because he wants to gather money for his own Battle Tower so he could challenge his father there.
Barry is used as the official name for this character in Pokémon Masters and his anime counterpart, in addition to it appearing as an optional name for him in the games (Diamond and Platinum). His default name is Diamond or Pearl depending on the version being played, while internal game data refers to him as Cedric (Japanese: パール Pearl).
|| ジュン Jun
|| From Junichi Masuda
| English, German, Italian
|| Same as his anime counterpart and his first default name in Diamond and Platinum in English
|| Same as his anime counterpart and the French name of Camper Barry from Fuchsia Gym
|| Same as his first default name in Diamond and Platinum
|| 용식 Yongsik
|| Same as his anime counterpart and his first default name in Diamond and Platinum
| Chinese (Mandarin)
|| 阿馴 Ā Xún
|| From the Japanese name 馴 Jun. 馴 means to tame/train.
| Chinese (Cantonese)
|| 阿馴 A Sèuhn