I am Clair. The world's best dragon master. I can hold my own against even the Pokémon League's Elite Four. Do you still want to take me on? ...Fine. Let's do it! As a Gym Leader, I will use my full power against any opponent! Don't think I will go easy on you.

–Clair, Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal.

Clair is the Gym Leader of the Blackthorn City Gym located in Johto. She uses Dragon-type Pokémon.


Clair has pale skin, blue eyes and periwinkle hair, tied in a ponytail with a yellow band, and two pigtails.

Gold, Silver and Crystal

Clair wears a high-neck dark blue suit that extends to her thighs, with two shoulder pads, which have two yellow circles and a black cape on her back which its interior is red. Clair also wears a pair of dark blue fingerless gloves and a pair of dark blue shoes.

HeartGold and SoulSilver

Clair wears a black and red cape with yellow shoulder pads, a blue skin-tight bodysuit, blue gloves with black bracelets on her wrists, and blue knee-length high heeled boots with black anklets. Clair also wears a blue gem on her neck, resembling a Dragonair's pearl, and yellow earrings, shaped like a dragon's tooth.


Clair holds a great deal of pride in her appearance (much like Lance does). Her competitive and tough attitude is often seen as both inspirational and intimidating to some. However once defeated, Clair is a "Sore Loser" and refuses to award her gym's badge to the player character at first until she was convinced otherwise.



Her Gym badge is called the Rising Badge and the TM she gives the player character after beating her contains Dragon Breath. In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, it is Dragon Pulse. In her gym, the trainer must use the HM Strength to push the boulders into the lava, eventually making a path to Clair. In her Pokémon HeartGold SoulSilver gym, the player character must rotate and move a platform over a series of lava pits. In both the original and the remake games, Clair refuses to give the Rising Badge even after the player character beats her. She requires that the player character goes to the Dragon's Den in order to earn the badge. In Pokémon Crystal, she still refuses to give the badge, but the player character goes to the Dragon's Den to pass the Dragon users' challenge instead. After that, she gives the badge, scared of what will happen if Lance was informed.

Clair's Gym title is "The Blessed User of Dragon Pokémon".


Main article: Clair (Adventures)


Main article: Clair (anime)

Clair first appeared in the Johto opening. She later appeared when Ash wanted to have a battle with her.


Gen. II Gen. IV Challenge Sprite Gen. V


Gold, Silver & Crystal

C 148 front
 Type Dragon 
C 148 front
 Type Dragon 
C 148 front
 Type Dragon 
C 230 front
 Type Water Type Dragon 
Lv. 37 Lv. 37 Lv. 37 Lv. 40 Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: ? Item: ?
Thunderbolt Dragon Breath Slam Surf - -
Thunder Wave Ice Beam Dragon Breath Smokescreen - -
Dragon Breath Thunder Wave Surf Hyper Beam - -
Slam Slam Thunder Wave Dragon Breath - -

HeartGold & SoulSilver

Tag Battle with Lance

HGSS 148 front
 Type Dragon 
HGSS 230 front
 Type Water Type Dragon 
HGSS 149 front
 Type Dragon Type Flying 
HGSS 130 front
 Type Water Type Flying 
HGSS 006 front
 Type Fire Type Flying 
HGSS 149 front
 Type Dragon Type Flying 
Lv. 52 Lv. 56 Lv. 60 Lv. 68 Lv. 68 Lv. 75
Ability: Shed Skin Ability: Sniper Ability: Inner Focus Ability: Intimidate Ability: Blaze Ability: Inner Focus
Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: Sitrus Berry
Thunder Wave Yawn Hyper Beam Thunder Wave Hyper Beam Hyper Beam
Flamethrower Hydro Pump Dragon Breath Ice Fang Air Slash Safeguard
Dragon Rush Dragon Breath Thunder Waterfall Flamethrower Fire Punch
Thunderbolt Ice Beam Protect Dragon Dance Dragon Claw Draco Meteor

Black 2 & White 2

Stadium 2


  • Clair is Lance's younger cousin.
  • In Pokémon Crystal, she has a grandfather who lives in the Dragon's Den.
  • Clair is the only gym leader to not have any Gen III or IV Pokémon in her rematch roster in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver.
    • Also, she is the only gym leader of a specific type whose roster is not entirely Pokémon of that type. (Her Gyarados, Aerodactyl, and Charizard are all based on dragons, but are not dragon types themselves.)
  • In Pokémon Adventures, she seems to dislike and fear her cousin Lance (in the manga, he's her brother). But, in the HGSS season, she shows care for him by protecting him from Silver, who was also trying to find him.
  • Clair is extremely prideful. This is evident by how she refuses to give the player a gym badge after defeating her, and doesn't believe the player passed the test her grandfather gives to him.
  • In her original Generation II artwork and the Master Quest season of the Anime Clair's hair was pale blue and the sides of her hair pointed downward. In addition to that her outfit was black. In her updated Generation IV artwork and in "An Egg Scramble" her hair is sky blue, the sides of her hair pointed upward and her outfit is blue as well.
  • She and Iris are both female gym leaders who specialize in Dragon-type Pokémon.
    • They are also the final Gym Leaders in their respective regions (though the player faces Iris only in Pokémon White Version).