"The Man with the Steel Body!"
|Family|| Underground Man (Father)
- "Ah! That's Oreburgh Gym Badge! I see, I see! You've defeated my son. But that's no surprise. He still has much to learn. In place of my son Roark, I, Byron, will take your challenge!""
- — Byron, Pokémon Platinum
Byron (トウガン Tougan) He is a Gym Leader. He also serves as the Gym Leader for the Canalave City Gym, and is also the father of the Oreburgh City Gym Leader, Roark. Byron specializes in Steel-type Pokémon and holds the Mine Badge for the trainers that can defeat him.-type
Byron made his debut appearance in Ancient Family Matters! together with his son, Roark. It was revealed Byron had once been the Gym Leader of Oreburgh and had left his family to become the Gym Leader of Canalave as he was more interested in fossils, leaving his former position to Roark. Byron battles his son for a short time before the match got interrupted by Team Rocket. It was later revealed that Byron still cared for his son as he kept the fossil Roark had found as a child with him ever since.
Byron is obsessed with digging and fossils. Because of such, he has a great admiration for those who craft eligant tunnels. When his fossils were stolen by Team Rocket in Ancient Family Matters!, Byron was too busy admiring the hole they dug (which came from three regions worth of experience doing so) into the building to notice.
In Dealing With Defensive Types!, Ash had his gym battle with Byron, defeating him and earning a Mine Badge.
|Gen. IV||Platinum||Challenge Sprite||Gen. V|
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In Canalave Gym
Diamond and Pearl
|Lv. 36||-||Lv. 36||♂||Lv. 39||♂||Lv. ?||-||Lv. ?||-||Lv. ?||-|
|Ability: Levitate||Ability: Sturdy||Ability: Sturdy||Ability: Unknown||Ability: Unknown||Ability: Unknown|
|Item: ?||Item: None||Item: Chesto Berry||Item: ?||Item: ?||Item: ?|
|Flash Cannon||Gyro Ball||Iron Defense||-||-||-|
|Extrasensory||Ice Fang||Ancient Power||-||-||-|
|Lv. 38||-||Lv. 38||♂||Lv. 41||♂||Lv. ?||-||Lv. ?||-||Lv. ?||-|
|Ability: Magnet Pull||Ability: Rock Head||Ability: Sturdy||Ability: Unknown||Ability: Unknown||Ability: Unknown|
|Item: ?||Item: None||Item: Sitrus Berry||Item: ?||Item: ?||Item: ?|
|Flash Cannon||Earthquake||Iron Defense||-||-||-|
|Thunderbolt||Fire Fang||Stone Edge||-||-||-|
|Metal Sound||Sandstorm||Metal Burst||-||-||-|
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|Lv. 63||♂||Lv. 62||♂||Lv. 62||-||Lv. 63||♂||Lv. 65||♂||Lv. ?||-|
|Ability: Keen Eye||Ability: Rock Head||Ability: Magnet Pull||Ability: Sturdy||Ability: Sturdy||Ability: Unknown|
|Item: ?||Item: None||Item: None||Item: None||Item: Sitrus Berry||Item: ?|
|Drill Peck||Gyro Ball||Thunderbolt||Metal Burst||Avalanche||-|
|Night Slash||Fire Fang||Flash Cannon||AncientPower||Earthquake||-|
|Rock Tomb||DragonBreath||Thunder Wave||Iron Defense||Stone Edge||-|
|Stealth Rock||Sandstorm||Lock-On||Rest||Metal Burst||-|
- English: Dan Green
- Japanese: Kazuki Yao
- Czech: Ladislav Ciganek
- Portuguese (Brazil): Luiz Antonio Lobue
- Spanish: Pablo Adan
- Iberian Spanish: Jorge Ornelas
- At at least forty nine years old Byron is the eldest Gym Leader in the Sinnoh region, the second being Crasher Wake who is at least forty six.
- In the anime, he is shown to appreciate the mastery of digging holes; even though Team Rocket stole from him, he was more preoccupied in thought by their professional digging skills.