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ティエルノ Tierno
XY Tierno.png
Artwork from X and Y by Ken Sugimori[1]
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Eye color Brown
Hair color Black
Hometown Pallet Town (M20)
Region Kalos
Kanto (M20)
Trainer class Pokémon Trainer
Generation VI, VII, VIII, IX
Counterpart(s) Tierno (Masters)
Games X and Y, Masters EX
English voice actor Jordan Dash Cruz[2] (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Daisuke Kasuya (Masters EX)
Anime series Pokémon the Series
Debut Summer of Discovery! (Series)
I Choose You! (movie)
Counterpart(s) Tierno (anime)
English voice actor Todd Haberkorn (Series)
Japanese voice actor Anri Katsu (Series)
Manga series Pokémon Adventures
Counterpart(s) Tierno (Adventures)
Debut An X-cuse to Come Out and Play

Tierno (Japanese: ティエルノ Tierno) is a friend and rival of the player in Pokémon X and Y.

In the core series games

Tierno with the player's other friends in Aquacorde Town

Tierno appears in Pokémon X and Y as a friend of the player, to whom he gives the first partner Pokémon sent through him by Professor Sycamore. He is a dancer and his goal is to create a dance team with Pokémon and wants to find Pokémon with amazing moves. As such, the Pokémon in his party know "dance moves", such as Swords Dance and Petal Dance.

Tierno is first met in Aquacorde Town, where he delivers the player and two of his or her friends a first partner Pokémon on behalf of Professor Sycamore. He is then met at the Pokémon Center in Santalune City, where he gives the player a minor tutorial on what is in the Pokémon Center.

Tierno is first battled on Route 5, and then again on Route 7, albeit this time with Trevor. Tierno is next met in Reflection Cave, where he gives the player a TM containing Flash.

After the completion of the story line, Tierno can be found in Coumarine City, asking to see a Pokémon knowing a randomly selected dance move each day, giving the player a Heart Scale if his request is fulfilled.

Tierno also appears as one of the player's partners in the Battle Maison when choosing Multi Battle.


Gives to new Trainers

Tierno delivers these first partner Pokémon to the player, Calem/Serena, and Shauna on the behalf of Professor Sycamore.

Grass Unknown
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Chespin/ Lv.5
Normal Physical
Normal Status
Vine Whip
Grass Physical
Fire Unknown
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Fennekin/ Lv.5
Normal Physical
Tail Whip
Normal Status
Fire Special
Water Unknown
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Froakie/ Lv.5
Normal Physical
Normal Status
Water Special

First battle

Second battle (Multi Battle with Trevor)

Third battle

Battle Maison Multi Battle

Tierno will always use these two Pokémon as the player's Multi Battle partner.

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Tierno (Masters)

Tierno forms a sync pair with Crawdaunt in Pokémon Masters EX. Tierno became a playable sync pair on March 18, 2024.

Tierno first appeared as an NPC during the Kalos chapter of the Villain Arc.

Dex Trainer NDex Pokémon Type Weakness Role EX role Base potential Availability
#197 VSTierno Masters.png Tierno #0342 MastersIcon0342.png Crawdaunt
DarkIC Masters.png
GrassIC Masters.png
Masters Support.png Masters Tech.png ★★★★★☆EX Sync Pair Scout


Sprites and models

VSTierno.png VSTierno 2.png
VS model from
X and Y
VS model in a Multi Battle with Trevor from
X and Y
Tierno XY OD.png XY Tierno Icon.png
Overworld model from
X and Y
Icon on the PSS from
X and Y


Main article: Tierno/Quotes

In the anime

Main series

Tierno in the anime
Main article: Tierno (anime)

Tierno appears as a recurring character in the Pokémon anime. He is a Pokémon Trainer from Santalune City and one of Ash's rivals. He debuted in Summer of Discovery! along with his friends Shauna and Trevor.

I Choose You!

Tierno in I Choose You!

Tierno made a cameo appearance in I Choose You!, which is set in a timeline separate from the main series. In this continuity, he is one of the Trainers from Pallet collecting their first partner Pokémon; specifically, he picked Charmander.


Tierno's Charmander
Charmander was the Pokémon that Tierno picked as his first partner Pokémon from Professor Oak.

None of Charmander's moves are known.

Debut I Choose You!
Voice actors
English Billy Bob Thompson


Tierno briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Tierno in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Main article: Tierno (Adventures)

In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Tierno is an aspiring dancer and roller skater. Additionally, he is childhood friends with X, Y, Trevor, and Shauna.

In the TCG

Main article: Tierno (Kalos Starter Set 39)

Tierno was introduced as a Supporter Card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game at the beginning of the English XY Series (the Japanese XY Era). First released in the Japanese XY Beginning Set, the Tierno card later debuted in the English Kalos Starter Set, with both prints featuring an illustration based on the Ken Sugimori artwork of the character. With the same effect as Cheren from the Emerging Powers expansion, Tierno allows the player to draw three cards from their deck.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ティエルノ Tierno From tierno (Spanish for tender)
English, German,
French, Italian
Tierno Same as Japanese name
Spanish Beni From benigno (kind)
Korean 티에르노 Tierno Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 提耶魯諾 / 提耶鲁诺 Tíyélǔnuò* Transcription of his Japanese name
瑅耶魯諾 / 瑅耶鲁诺 Tíyélǔnuò*
Chinese (Cantonese) 提耶魯諾 Tàihyèhlóuhnohk*
堤耶魯諾 Tàihyèhlóuhnohk*
瑅耶魯諾 Tàihyèhlóuhnohk*
Russian Терно Terno Transcription of his English name
Vietnamese Tieruno Transcription of his Japanese name

See also


Rival and friend characters
Core series BlueSilverBrendan/MayWallyBarryLucas/DawnEthan/LyraCherenBianca
Spin-off games RonaldPauloLearTina

Non-player characters in the core series games
Kalos Professor SycamoreGraceCalemSerenaShaunaTiernoTrevorAlexaCassiusInverSinaDexioGurkinn
BonnieDianthaAZLookerEmmaMr. BondingPhil the Photo GuyMemory GirlPokémon Fan Club Chairman
Team FlareGym guideGym LeadersElite FourBattle ChatelainesName RaterDay-Care CoupleJudge

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