Cilan is one of the Gym Leaders of Striaton City Gym. In addition to the Gym Leader duties, he is also an A-class Pokémon Connoisseur; capable of seeing the compatibility and closeness between Pokémon and their trainers. After his defeat by Ash Ketchum, he decided to join the young trainer and Iris on their journey through the Unova region. His two siblings, Chili and Cress are also Gym Leaders. His voice actor is Miyano Mamoru from the Kingdom Hearts series in the Japanese version and Jason Griffith from Pokémon and Sonic X in the English Dub.
This asshole thinks he's all cool because he's some damn pokemon connoisseur. All he does is pester people on how they treat their fucking pokemon. In general, this green-haired faggot is a douchebag.
Pokémon Black and White
Cilan battled and lost to Ash Ketchum when the young trainer challenged his gym, impressed with Ash's fighting style and spirit, he joins Ash. He gains a strong rival in Burgundy who he defeated pior to joining Ash and co. During his travels he also caught a Dwebble and a Stunfisk. He also has a fear of Purrloin because of something a Purrloin did to him back when he was younger which he doesn't like to talk about.
Pokémon Black and White: Rival Destinies
Cilan had the pleasure of battling the Subway BossesIngo and Emmet alongside Ash. He also helped his brother Chili find his own Battle style. Apparently he had a bone to pick with Skyla because of her giving out free gym badges to other trainers without actually battling them. Angered, Cilan challenges her to a battle to teach her how a true Gym Leader has to be. Unfortunately, he lost to Skyla's Swanna at the end. Cilan also managed to cosplay as Elesa during the Bell of Wishes Festival contest, but unfortunately he lost that as well. He also helped a little girl select her partner Pokémon in BW082.
Pansage is Cilan's starter Pokémon and is often seen outside of its Poké Ball with Cilan. It has powerful attacks such as Bullet Seed and SolarBeam which allowed it to hold its own in battle against Ash's Oshawott. Pansage's moves are Bullet Seed, Bite, SolarBeam, Dig and Rock Tomb.
When Ash and his friends found Crustle as a Dwebble, they saw it making its own shell. However, it soon got attacked by three Dwebble and lost its shell. Fighting back to get its shell, it used many powerful attacks such as X-Scissor to defeat its foes. After it recovered its shell, it asked to join Cilan's team. Dwebble has evolve into Crustle in BW062 to defeat Jessie's Woobat. Crustle's moves are Protect, Slash, X-Scissor, Shell Smash, Rock Slide, and Rock Wrecker while its ability is Sturdy.
Cilan's Stunfisk is the second Pokémon Cilan caught while on his journey with Ash and Iris. Cilan caught Stunfisk in the same episode that Ash caught a Palpitoad. Stunfisk's moves are Camouflage, Mud Bomb, ThunderShock and Scald.
Don George Battle Tournament: Top 8 [Loses to Luke]
Donamite: Top 8 [Loses to Stephan]
Pokemon World Tournament Junior Cup; Top 4 [Loses to Trip]
Brock and Cilan have some similarities. They are both gym leaders of the first gym in their region who eventually travel with Ash hoping to reach new heights in their dreams. They're both cooks and seems to be the group navigator. The only major difference is that Cilan doesn't flirt like Brock does with almost every female he meets. However, some girls actually take an interest in Cilan and his brothers, Chili and Cress, as seen in Triple Leaders, Team Threats and Dreams by the Yard Full! when the girls in the restaurant stare at them dreamily and cheer them on during Ash's gym battle.
Cilan has multiple brothers like Brock, but they appear to be fraternal triplets.
Cilan is the only male gym leader to specialize in Grass type Pokémon.
It is revealed in BW046 that Cilan has a fear of Purrloin, when he states that one of them did something terrible to him to which he refuses to talk about as he doesn't want to remember it. His fear is also shown in the beginning of Pokémon Movie 14 and BW082.
Cilan's name derives from Template:WP, a plant sometimes used as a seasoning.
Along with Luke and Stephan, they have no scleras in their eyes.
Cilan's English voice is Jason Griffith, who also voiced Sonic the Hedgehog, Shadow the Hedgehog, and Jet the Hawk in Sonic X and in some of the Sonic the Hedgehog games, Lord Darkar in the Winx Club cartoon series, Sir Aaron in the Pokemon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew movie, and the Promo Announcer for 4Kids TV.
Cilan's Japanese voice is Miyano Mamoru, who also voiced Riku in the Kingdom Hearts series, Light Yagami in the Death Note anime, Tamaki Suoh in the Ouran High School Host Club anime, Death the Kid in the Soul Eater anime, Ling Yao in the Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood anime, and Ignis in Final Fantasy Versus XIII.