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Bruno is a character appearing in Pokémon Adventures, who is a member of the Elite Four in the Johto region and was a member of the Elite Four in the Kanto region.

Appearance

Bruno is tall and muscular. He has long blue - black hair tied in a thick ponytail which dangles down his back to his shoulder blades and longish thick sideburns. He has small dark eyes with prominent eyebrows, a small nose and a square jaw. He wears white trousers with a tattered waist and ankles that are held up by a black belt, and black wristbands on his wrists.

Personality

Bruno is shown to have a kind personality towards both people and Pokémon, much unlike that of his Elite Four comrades. To this effect, Bruno was manipulated by Agatha into joining the Elite Four. Bruno is also compassionate to those who excel at fighting, namely Red. After Red achieved victory over Bruno, he thanked Red for the battle, leaving Cerise Island.

Biography

A long time ago, Bruno trained the martial arts with his friend, Brawly. Brawly decided to learn more about jū, while Bruno trained gō.[1]

Red, Green & Blue arc

Bruno and the rest of the Kanto Elite Four watched the final battle between Red and Blue at the Indigo Plateau.[2]

Yellow arc

Bruno and Red fight

Bruno and Red clash for the first time.

Bruno appears training with his Pokémon in an underground cavern, when Lorelei appears before him. She informs Bruno that a letter of challenge has been sent to Red, and he should evaluate Red's skills based upon the parameters set by Lance. When Red arrived at the location, Bruno immediately challenged him to a battle. However, Bruno's skill with his Hitmonlee was too much for Red's Pika to handle, and Pika is subsequently defeated. As the battle escalates, with both Gyarados and Onix pitted against one another, Bruno abruptly stops the battle to allow for a group of Diglett to pass. Bruno imparts to Red the importance of people and Pokémon co-existing together, as Lorelei and Agatha intervene, bringing him to his knees.

Bruno is chided by Lorelei for being so weak, denouncing his morals. However, Agatha regains control over Bruno, as he corners Red. Bruno orders his Hitmonlee to attack in conjunction with Lorelei's Jynx and Agatha's Gastly, subsequently defeating Saur and Poli. When Red is subdued by Lorelei's Ice Doll ability, Bruno attacks swiftly with his Hitmonlee, kicking him in the stomach. Bruno reminisces back to his battle with Red whilst at Cerise Island, wondering where Red is. Later, Bruno dispatches his Machop to stall Brock at Pewter City, shortly before making off with the Boulder Badge. At Cerise Island, Bruno faces off against Lt. Surge and Bill aboard his Onix Road. The battle nearly results in the defeat of Surge's Electabuzz and Bill's Vulpix, as Bruno orders his Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan to attack them.

Bruno attempts to kill Surge

Bruno attempts to drag Lt. Surge into the pool of acid.

When Yellow and Blaine attempt to break through the barrier around the battleground, Bruno attacks them with his Onix. Lt. Surge and Bill flee from Bruno, before getting cornered by his Machamp. However, they lure Bruno into a trap, in which Lt. Surge activates his Electrode's Self Destruct in conjunction with Exeggcute's, proceeding to send a huge explosion rippling throughout the battleground. Bruno falls into the pool of acid, apparently dying. As Lt. Surge seeks Bill's help to get out of the acid pool, Bruno's Hitmonlee entwines its leg around him, dragging him back down. However, Bruno is surprised when Lt. Surge is rescued by none other than Red himself. Bruno prepares for a rematch with Red, who summons his Vee to battle. It is able to defeat both Hitmonlee and Hitmonchan, but Bruno breaks Machamp's belt, causing its power level to increase tenfold. This attack sends Eevee hurtling to the ground, as Bruno orders his Machamp to attack Poli.

Bruno departs

Satisfied with his battle, Bruno leaves their company.

Poli's water-type attacks have little effect on Bruno's Machamp, who defeats it easily. However, Bruno is taken offguard by Eevee, who materialises out of a puddle of water. Eevee transforms into Jolteon, defeating Machamp with Pin Missile. Bruno cedes defeat to Red, imparting that he never truly supported the Elite Four's plan. He states that Pokémon and people should be able to live together with harmony, and thanks Red for the satisfying battle.

Later, Bruno had his Onix rescue Koga from being killed during the destruction of Cerise Island. The two started training with each other and sharpened their skills.[3]

Crystal arc

Bruno and Koga faced Red and Blue, their former enemies.[4] Red and Blue mistook they were to fight them and sent Espeon and Rhydon to battle their Tentacruel and Tyrogue. However, Bruno had his Tyrogue smash a rock, as they both exclaimed they were here to help them. Both of them helped dig through the caverns. Bruno also explained he felt that the reason for all the chaos was the time-traveling Pokémon, Celebi, which was seen at Ilex Forest.[3]

Bruno and Koga recruited two other members of a former criminal organisation, Will and Karen, to join the new Elite Four.[5]

Ruby & Sapphire arc

While fighting Blaise and his Slugma, Brawly called upon Bruno's power, who taught him gō, a martial art.[6]

HeartGold & SoulSilver arc

Bruno reappears alongside his teammates at Johto's Pokéathlon Dome, announcing the reformation of the Johto Elite Four.

Pokémon

On hand

Bruno's Hitmonlee Adventures
Hitmonlee
Bruno's Hitmonchan Adventures
Hitmonchan
Bruno's Onix Adventures
Onix
Bruno's Machamp Adventures
Machamp
Bruno's Machop
Machop (multiple)
Bruno's Tyrogue
Tyrogue

See also

References

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