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Barry's Empoleon
Jun's Emperte
Trainer: Barry
Gender: Male
Ability: Torrent
Debut: Barry's Busting Out All Over!
Received in: Prior to Barry's Busting Out All Over!
Received from: Most likely from Professor Rowan
Current location: With Barry
Evolves In: Prior to Barry's Busting Out All Over!
Barry's Empoleon is a water/steel-type Pokémon owned by Barry. It was Barry's starter Pokémon and his most powerful Pokémon.


Empoleon debuted in the same episode as his trainer, where he battled Ash's Pikachu. Although it proved to be a powerful opponent, Pikachu managed to defeat Empoleon. Empoleon would later battle Pikachu again in order for a chance for Barry to battle Palmer but Pikachu won again.

While Barry trained on Iron Island, Empoleon, like all other Steel type Pokémon on Iron Island except Riley's Lucario, went crazy due to the activities of Team Galactic. When the villains left the island, Empoleon returned to his normal self.

After Ash caught Gible, Barry decides to battle it with Empoleon. Drill Pecks and Steel Wings hit Gible in a fashion it utilizes simultaneously. When Gible dodged Empoleon's Hydro Cannon with Dig, Empoleon used Hydro Cannon again in the hole, creating an eruption of light. Empoleon sends an unmastered Draco Meteor with Steel Wing at Piplup. Empoleon used Hyper Beam against Dragon Pulse. When Gible is tired, Empoleon raps it up with Hyper Beam.

In Fighting Ire with Fire, Empoleon battles Ash's Monferno. Empoleon starts with Drill Peck, but is hit by back-to-back Mach Punchs and Digs. Empoleon finishes Monferno off with Hydro Cannon. Before, it was seen knocking out a Mothim with its newly learned Metal Claw.

Empoleon was used during Barry's battle against Paul, where Empoleon blasted his Magmortar with Hydro Cannon so Paul recalled Magmortar. Empoleon was recalled when Paul sent out Ursaring. After Barry's Hitmonlee was defeated, Empoleon briefly fought Ursaring who was then replaced by Electivire. Empoleon fought bravely, activating Torrent during the battle in a final desperate attempt to defeat Electivire, but Electivire blocked its Hydro Cannon with Protect and finished Empoleon with Thunder.

Known moves in the anime

Move Episode
Hydro Cannon + Barry's Busting Out All Over!
Hyper Beam + Barry's Busting Out All Over!
Steel Wing + Barry's Busting Out All Over!
Hydro Pump Jumping Rocket Ship!
Drill Peck + Gotta Get a Gible!
Metal Claw Fighting Ire With Fire!
+ indicates this Pokémon used this move recently.*
- indicates this Pokémon normally can't use this move.

Known moves in the games

Move Episode
Pound [[|Battle at Route 203 (Diamond and Pearl)
Battle at Route 201 (Platinum)
Growl [[|Battle at Route 203 (Diamond and Pearl)
Battle at Route 201 (Platinum)
Bubble [[|Battle at Route 203 (Diamond and Pearl only)]]
Peck [[|Battle at Hearthome City]]
Metal Claw [[|Battle at Hearthome City]]
BubbleBeam [[|Battle at Pastoria City (Diamond and Pearl)
Battle at Hearthome City (Platinum)
Fury Attack [[|Battle at Canalave City]]
Aerial Ace [[|Battle at Canalave City]]
Aqua Jet [[|Battle at Spear Pillar]]
Swagger [[|Battle at Spear Pillar (Diamond and Pearl only)]]
Brine [[|Battle at the Pokemon League (Diamond and Pearl)
Battle at Spear Pillar (Platinum)
Shadow Claw [[|Battle at the Pokemon League]]
Hydro Pump [[|Battle at the Survival Area (Platinum only)]]
Drill Peck [[|Battle at the Survival Area (Platinum only)]]

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