Wulfric

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Wulfric
ウルップ Urup
"Tough as an iceberg, hot as a furnace."
XY Wulfric.png
Art from X and Y
Gender Male
Eye color Gray
Hair color White
Hometown Snowbelle City
Region Kalos
Relatives Wife and two children[1]
Trainer class Gym Leader
Marquis*
Generation VI
Games X and Y, Masters EX
Leader of Snowbelle Gym
Badge Iceberg Badge
Specializes in Ice types
Game animation debut Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer
English voice actor Unknown (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Unknown (Masters EX)
Anime debut All Hail the Ice Battlefield!
English voice actor Michael Alston Baley
Japanese voice actor Ryūzaburō Ōtomo

Wulfric (Japanese: ウルップ Urup) is the Gym Leader of Snowbelle City's Gym, known officially as the Snowbelle Gym. He specializes in Ice-type Pokémon. He gives the Iceberg Badge to Trainers who defeat him.

In the core series

Wulfric appears in Pokémon X and Y as a Gym Leader. Trainers who defeat Wulfric will receive the Iceberg Badge, along with TM13 (Ice Beam). He is said not just to be a strong Gym Leader but also very kind to Pokémon, which is why Pokémon, such as those in Pokémon Village, admire him.[2]

Initially, Wulfric is not at the Snowbelle Gym, instead being said to be at the Winding Woods. Indeed, Wulfric is found at the Pokémon Village, a location west of the woods, where he explains the place to the player. From there, he goes back to his gym, which is now able to be challenged.

According to the television show Gym Freaks, Wulfric is a fan of the Brycen-Man Series, to the point of crying when watching the latest movie. He is also rumored to keep a photo of his dearest Pokémon in the locket he wears around his neck.

Pokémon

Pokémon X and Y

Gym battle



Battle Chateau



Battle Chateau - Blue Writ of Challenge



Battle Chateau - Writ of Challenge



Battle Chateau - Red Writ of Challenge



Battle Chateau - Black Writ of Challenge



Battle Chateau rematch



Battle Chateau rematch - Blue Writ of Challenge



Battle Chateau rematch - Writ of Challenge



Battle Chateau rematch - Red Writ of Challenge



Battle Chateau rematch - Black Writ of Challenge



Gym Freaks

April: "Hello! It's time for Gym Freaks, your source for the hottest news about hot Gym Leaders in Kalos. So... I'm now in front of the Snowbelle City Gym! ... Ai yai yai... Wulfric has arrived! He's cool. So cool. He's the best of men! But I saw him crying in a theater the other day... The movie was... "Brycen-Man"... I think. Oh... He went inside the Gym... That's all for the on-site report. Good-bye for now, everyone."
April: "Hello! It's time for Gym Freaks, your source for the hottest news about hot Gym Leaders in Kalos. So... I'm now in front of the Snowbelle City Gym! ... Wowww! Wulfric has arrived! He's cool. So cool. He's the best of men! Rumor has it that the locket around his neck has his dearest Pokémon's photo in it! I wonder what kind of Pokémon it is. Is there any chance it's an Ice-type Pokémon?! Oh... He went inside the Gym. That's all for the on-site report. Good-bye for now, everyone. That's all for the on-site report. Good-bye for now, everyone."

In spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Wulfric (Masters)

Artwork

Wulfric concept art.png
Concept artwork from Pokémon XY

Sprites

VSWulfric.png VSWulfric Masters.png
VS portrait from
X and Y
VS model from
Masters EX
Wulfric XY OD.png XY Wulfric Icon.png Spr Masters Wulfric.png
Overworld model from
X and Y
PSS icon from
X and Y
Model from
Masters EX

Quotes

Main article: Wulfric/Quotes

In the anime

Main series

Wulfric in the anime

Wulfric debuted in All Hail the Ice Battlefield!, where Ash battled him in an attempt to earn his eighth Kalos Gym Badge. Despite only using two Pokémon to battle Ash's three, Wulfric emerged victorious. Wulfric then explained that Ash is not having enough trust in his bond with Greninja, which left the latter in serious doubt.

In A Real Icebreaker!, Ash, having gotten over a subsequent bout of depression from Wulfric's explanation, challenged him to a rematch. This time, Ash put up a much better fight, eventually leaving both sides with one Pokémon each: Ash's Greninja standing up against Wulfric's Abomasnow. With its now-perfected Ash-Greninja form, Greninja was easily able to gain an upper hand in the battle. However, Wulfric then suddenly Mega Evolved his Abomasnow, giving it a massive power boost. Despite this, Ash was eventually able to win the battle, earning him the Iceberg Badge.

Wulfric appeared in a fantasy in A League of His Own!, when Ash was talking to Everett about the Gym Leaders that he had defeated in Kalos, in order for him to be able to compete in the Lumiose Conference.

In A Towering Takeover!, Wulfric was seen in the Winding Woods, watching Lysandre's broadcast from Lumiose City while being surrounded by some wild Pokémon in the forest. In Rocking Kalos Defenses! and Forming a More Perfect Union!, Wulfric and Abomasnow were among those who helped destroy the Giant Rock.

Wulfric reappeared in a flashback in Till We Compete Again!.

Character

Wulfric is a determined Gym Leader in battles, to the point when he even becomes slightly impatient. He likes when his challenger is motivated and driven through the battle and wants to see their fiery, burning passion. Wulfric believes progress and victories can be achieved if the Trainer really trusts his Pokémon. He wants to see this during the battle and sometimes changes his strategy to see such passion. He also has a slight speaking problem, for sometimes he says "You know..." when describing something.

Pokémon


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

On hand
Wulfric's Abomasnow

Wulfric's Mega Abomasnow
Abomasnow ↔ Mega Abomasnow
Abomasnow was the first Pokémon Wulfric used during his Gym battle with Ash. Although he ended up being defeated by Ash's Hawlucha, he managed to set up a hailstorm, which proved troublesome for Ash later in the battle.

Abomasnow reappeared in A Real Icebreaker!, where he was Wulfric's final Pokémon in his rematch with Ash. He soon defeated Ash's Talonflame, despite the massive type disadvantage. Ash's next choice was Greninja, who soon gained an upper hand on Abomasnow and turned into its Ash-Greninja form, overpowering Abomasnow even further. Wulfric then revealed that Abomasnow was capable of Mega Evolving and triggered the process, making Ash-Greninja's opponent a Mega Abomasnow. Despite the increase in power, Mega Abomasnow was eventually defeated by Ash-Greninja, winning the match for Ash and earning him the Iceberg Badge.

He reappeared in Rocking Kalos Defenses! and Forming a More Perfect Union!, where he helped destroy the Giant Rock.

Abomasnow reappeared in a flashback in Till We Compete Again!.

Abomasnow's known moves are Ice Shard, Wood Hammer, Blizzard*, Energy Ball, and Ice Punch, and his Ability is Snow Warning.

Debut All Hail the Ice Battlefield!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Marc Thompson
Wulfric's Avalugg
Avalugg
Avalugg was the second Pokémon used by Wulfric in his Gym battle with Ash. With the hailstorm set up by Abomasnow, Avalugg was able to use its Ice Body Ability to keep regaining health during the entire battle. It quickly defeated Ash's Hawlucha, after which Ash chose to use Talonflame. Using Talonflame's great Speed to his advantage, Wulfric had Avalugg use Avalanche, which was powered up due to Avalugg acting after its opponent. This eventually led to Talonflame's defeat, and Ash sent out Greninja as his final Pokémon. Even though Greninja managed to freeze Avalugg's legs with quickly freezing Water Shurikens and then transform into its Ash-Greninja form, it still wound up being defeated, costing Ash the battle. It reappeared in a flashback in the next episode.

Avalugg reappeared in A Real Icebreaker!, being the second Pokémon used by Wulfric in Ash's rematch against him. It managed to defeat Ash's Pikachu, after which Ash chose to use Talonflame. This time, Talonflame was able to claim victory over the Iceberg Pokémon.

Avalugg's known moves are Stone Edge, Gyro Ball, Avalanche, and Ice Fang, and its Ability is Ice Body.

Debut All Hail the Ice Battlefield!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Robby Duncan Sharpe
Wulfric's Bergmite
Bergmite
Bergmite was used by Wulfric in Ash's rematch against him in A Real Icebreaker!, where it battled against Ash's Pikachu. Despite proving itself to be surprisingly tough, it was eventually defeated with a super-effective Iron Tail.

It is unknown if this Bergmite is one of the five Bergmite that greet visiting Trainers at the Gym, or a separate one Wulfric uses for Gym battles.

Bergmite's known moves are Icy Wind, Sharpen, and Rapid Spin.

Debut A Real Icebreaker!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Robby Duncan Sharpe
At the Gym
Wulfric's other Bergmite
Bergmite (×5)
These five Bergmite reside at the Gym, greeting visiting Trainers when they arrive for a Gym battle.

The only known move of two of the Bergmite is Blizzard*.

Debut All Hail the Ice Battlefield!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Robby Duncan Sharpe

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 大友龍三郎 Ryūzaburō Ōtomo
English Michael Alston Baley
Danish Kasper Leisner
Finnish Unknown voice actor (XY120, XY122)
Markus Bäckman (XY135-XY136)
Polish Jan Kulczycki
Brazilian Portuguese Sérgio Fortuna
Russian Олег Куценко Oleg Kutsenko
Spanish Latin America Dan Osorio
Spain Vicente Gil


GOTCHA!

Wulfric briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Wulfric in Pokémon Adventures

Wulfric debuted in the X & Y chapter. He was first mentioned by Grant as having not yet arrived to a meeting between the Kalos Gym Leaders about what to do with Team Flare. Once he arrived and the meeting finished, Wulfric and four other Gym Leaders met up with Y's group. They traveled by sea on Wulfric's Avalugg to Geosenge Town, where Team Flare's base was located. Upon arriving, they found the ultimate weapon in the process of being activated. When Y leaped in to keep the weapon's petals from opening, the Gym Leaders assisted her by also using their strength and their Pokémon to keep the weapon closed.

Despite their best efforts, the Gym Leaders were unable to prevent the ultimate weapon from blooming and firing on the Kalos region. The attack struck many areas and damaged several buildings, but the heroes' efforts managed to weaken the weapon's power and prevent any lives from being taken. The Gym Leaders and Y were also protected from the attack after Olympia and Valerie's Pokémon surrounding them in barriers.

Later, the Kalos Gym Leaders helped rebuild the damaged buildings that were destroyed by the ultimate weapon's blast. Due to Team Flare's influence over the media, the Gym Leaders and X's group were blamed for the incident.

Sometime later, Team Flare attempted to reactivate the plan to use the ultimate weapon by extracting life energy from wild Pokémon captured at the Pokémon Village. The plan was interrupted by the arrival of Viola, Clemont, Alexa, Bonnie, and Yvette, who led a charge to free the captured Pokémon. When Chalmers attempted to call for backup, Wulfric picked up the line and informed him that he and the other Gym Leaders defeated the other members of Team Flare that were stationed at Cyllage City. After Team Flare was fully defeated, Wulfric and his allies met with X and his friends at Lumiose City to congratulate them on their victory.

Pokémon

This listing is of Wulfric's Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

Wulfric's Avalugg
Avalugg
Avalugg is Wulfric's first known Pokémon. It was used as sea transportation to Geosenge Town, where Team Flare's base was located. After arriving, it helped keep the ultimate weapon from opening with its weight. With the help of Valerie's Mr. Mime, it was able to stand on the air, but was knocked off by Bryony's Bisharp.

None of Avalugg's moves are known.

Debut Pyroar Breathes
Wulfric's Abomasnow
Abomasnow
Abomasnow is Wulfric's second known Pokémon. It was first sent out at Geosenge Town to keep the ultimate weapon from opening as it was being unearthed. Later, it helped repair the damage done by the ultimate weapon firing on Kalos.

None of Abomasnow's moves are known.

Debut Pyroar Breathes

Trivia

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ウルップ Urup From 得撫草 Urup-sou (glaucous weaselsnout), Urup, and ウルフ urufu (wolf)
English Wulfric From wolf, frigid, arctic and possibly Wulfenia (a genus belong to the same family as the Lagotis)
German Galantho From Galanthus (snowdrop genus)
Spanish Édel From Edelweiss
French Urup Same as his Japanese name
Italian Edel From Edelweiss
Korean 우르프 Urp Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 得撫 / 得抚 Défǔ From the Japanese 得撫 / 得抚 Urup
Chinese (Cantonese) 得撫 Dākfú
Russian Вулфрик Vulfrik Transcription of his English name

Notes


Gym Leaders of the Kalos region
Santalune Gym Bug Badge
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Viola
Cyllage Gym Cliff Badge
XY Grant Icon.png
Grant
Shalour Gym Rumble Badge
XY Korrina Icon.png
Korrina
Coumarine Gym Plant Badge
XY Ramos Icon.png
Ramos
Lumiose Gym Voltage Badge
XY Clemont Icon.png
Clemont
Laverre Gym Fairy Badge
XY Valerie Icon.png
Valerie
Anistar Gym Psychic Badge
XY Olympia Icon.png
Olympia
Snowbelle Gym Iceberg Badge
XY Wulfric Icon.png
Wulfric


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