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For the variant appearing in the games, see Clay.

Clay is a character appearing in the Best Wishes series, who is the Gym Leader of Driftveil City in the Unova region.

Appearance

Clay is a large man with brown hair and eyes. Clay wears a large cowboy hat, with a yellow stripe and a teal gem on the front. Clay also wears a sleeveless jacket, with small ribbons on his chest, as well as a hazel shirt underneath. He also wears teal pants, with a belt with a yellow buckle, underneath his large brown ones, as well as a pair of dark shoes. Clay is usually seen with his large suitcase and has a watch on his left arm.

Personality

Clay is a hard-working, busy man. He respects strength and business and despises using simple tricks to achieve his goals, due to his work in the mines.

Biography

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Ash's first encounter with Clay.

Clay, nicknamed "the King of the Mines", started mining when he was a boy. Despite mining being a tough, hard work, Clay managed to become successful in the business and eventually became Driftveil City's Gym Leader.[1]

Season 15: BW Rival Destinies

Clay, being busy, declined Ash's challenge once.[2] The second time Ash wanted to challenge Clay, Clay had to acquire some Revival Herbs.[3]

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Clay commands his Pokémon with his pickaxe.

The heroes came back with a sack of Revival Herbs, allowing Clay to accept Ash's challenge. Clay took Ash to the battlefield, underground, close to where Clay and his team were mining. Clay sent Krokorok to battle Ash's Oshawott. Krokorok managed to sweep the field with Sandstorm and decrease Oshawott's accuracy, making him an easy target for Krokorok's attacks. Oshawott managed to negate the effects by using Water Gun on the field and defeat Krokorok with Razor Shell. Clay laughed, seeing Ash had a lot of battling spirit, as he sent Palpitoad, who disarmed Oshawott off its scalchop and defeat him with Rock Smash. Ash sent Snivy, who managed to infatuate Palpitoad and defeat him with Leaf Blade and Vine Whip. This made Clay furious, who threw his hat on the ground in frustration, for sometimes, one has to deal with the problem head-on, rather than using simple tricks to achieve an easy victory. Clay sent Excadrill, who started spinning its body to deflect Snivy's attacks (including Attract) and defeat her with Horn Drill. Ash understood that, since he knew already it was quite tough to achieve his goal of becoming a Pokémon Master. Clay told about his past and let Ash sent his Roggenrola. Excadrill attempted to defeat Roggenrola with Horn Drill, but failed, since Roggenrola evolved into a Boldore. Using Rock Smash, the two Pokémon clashed, but Boldore managed to win. Clay was defeated, but proud of Ash's victory and handed him the badge.

Season 16: BW Adventures in Unova and Beyond

Ash remembered battling the Unova Gym Leaders, including Clay, the night before he entered the Unova League.[4]

Pokémon

On hand

Pokémon Information
Clay Excadrill
Excadrill is one of Clay's three Pokémon and is the strongest on hand. It appeared during Ash's fifth Gym battle with Clay when it battled Ash's Roggenrola.
Excadrill
Pokémon Information
Clay Krokorok
Clay's Krokorok is the first of Clay's three Pokémon that appear during Ash's Gym battle. It appeared during the battle against Ash's Oshawott.
Krokorok
Pokémon Information
Clay Palpitoad
Clay's Palpitoad is the second of Clay's three Pokémon that appeared during Ash's Gym battle. It appeared to battle Ash's Oshawott and win,where it proceeded to battle Ash's Snivy, where he was defeated by Attract and Leaf Storm.
Palpitoad

Trivia

Clay is the only Ground type Gym Leader Ash has faced off against.

Gallery

See also

Clay (Adventures)

References

Pokémon: BW Rival Destinies Pokémon - Black & White Rival Destinies
Main charactersAsh Ketchum - Bianca - Brock - Burgundy - Cameron - Cilan - Cedric Juniper - Dawn - Don George - Freddy O'Martian - Georgia - Giovanni - Iris - James - Jessie - Nurse Joy - Officer Jenny - Professor Aurea Juniper - Stephan - Trip
Main character's PokémonAsh's Boldore - Ash's Krookodile - Ash's Leavanny - Ash's Oshawott - Ash's Palpitoad - Ash's Pignite - Ash's Pikachu - Ash's Scraggy - Ash's Snivy - Ash's Unfezant
Iris' Axew - Iris' Dragonite - Iris' Emolga - Iris' Excadrill
Cilan's Crustle - Cilan's Pansage - Cilan's Stunfisk
James' Yamask - Jessie's Woobat - Team Rocket's Meowth
Dawn's Buneary - Dawn's Mamoswine - Dawn's Pachirisu - Dawn's Piplup - Dawn's Quilava - Dawn's Togekiss
Trip's Serperior - Trip's Conkeldurr
Bianca's Emboar - Bianca's Escavalier - Bianca's Minccino - Bianca's Shelmet
Stephan's Sawk
Georgia's Beartic - Georgia's Bisharp - Georgia's Vanilluxe
Burgundy's Darmanitan - Burgundy's Dewott
Cameron's Ferrothorn - Cameron's Riolu - Cameron's Samurott
Supporting charactersAlder - Angus - Avery - Betty - Bianca's father - Billy Jo - Bobby - Brycen - Burgh - Caitlin - Case - Cassie - Charles - Chili - Chris - Clay - Cress - Cynthia - Delbert - Doctor Ferrara - Doctor Ferrara's henchmen - Driftveil City's Gym referee - Dr. Zager - Edmund - Elesa - Erina - Fennel - Ferris - Flora - Gail - Geraldo - Getty - Glenn - Horatio - Humilau City's Gym referee - Icirrus City's Gym referee - Jervis - Jules - Katharine - Kenton - Kylan - Layla - Lewis - Linda - Luke - Manning - Marigold - Marlon - Marris - Matori - Mick - Miles - Montgomery - Mr. Gold - Mr. Hatterly - Nicky - Nimbasa City's Gym referee - Principal - Professor Malveaux - Ramone - Ricard Nouveau - Ricky - Ridley - Rizzo - Robert - Robert's grandfather - Roxie - Russet - Sean - Sean's father - Shamus - Shepherd - Sierra - Simeon - Skyla - Subway Boss Emmet - Subway Boss Ingo - Thief - Toby - Virbank City's Gym referee - Wallace
Pokémon: BW Adventures in Unova and Beyond Pokémon - Black & White Adventures in Unova and Beyond
Main charactersAlexa - Ash Ketchum - Bianca - Burgundy - Cameron - Cilan - Cedric Juniper - Delia Ketchum - Don George - Freddy O'Martian - Georgia - Giovanni - Iris - James - Jessie - N - Nurse Joy - Officer Jenny - Professor Aurea Juniper - Professor Samuel Oak - Stephan - Tracey Sketchit - Trip - Virgil
Main character's PokémonAsh's Bayleef - Ash's Boldore - Ash's Buizel - Ash's Bulbasaur - Ash's Charizard - Ash's Donphan - Ash's Gible - Ash's Glalie - Ash's Gliscor - Ash's Heracross - Ash's Infernape - Ash's Krookodile - Ash's Leavanny - Ash's Muk - Ash's Noctowl - Ash's Oshawott - Ash's Palpitoad - Ash's Pignite - Ash's Pikachu - Ash's Quilava - Ash's Sceptile - Ash's Scraggy - Ash's Snivy - Ash's Snorlax - Ash's Staraptor - Ash's Swellow - Ash's Tauros - Ash's Torkoal - Ash's Torterra - Ash's Totodile - Ash's Unfezant
Iris' Axew - Iris' Dragonite - Iris' Emolga - Iris' Excadrill
Cilan's Crustle - Cilan's Pansage - Cilan's Stunfisk
James' Amoonguss - James' Yamask - Jessie's Frillish - Jessie's Wobbuffet - Jessie's Woobat - Team Rocket's Meowth
Trip's Serperior
Bianca's Emboar - Bianca's Escavalier
Stephan's Liepard - Stephan's Sawk - Stephan's Zebstrika
Cameron's Ferrothorn - Cameron's Hydreigon - Cameron's Lucario - Cameron's Samurott - Cameron's Swanna - Cameron's Watchog
Virgil's Eevee - Virgil's Espeon - Virgil's Flareon - Virgil's Glaceon - Virgil's Jolteon - Virgil's Leafeon - Virgil's Umbreon
Supporting charactersAldith - Anima - Anthea - Antonio - Barret - Brycen - Burgh - Cadbury - Captain - Carlton - Cedric Juniper's assistants - Cher - Cheren - Chili - Clair - Clay - Colress - Conley - Concordia - Cress - Cynthia - Davy - Dino - Drayden - Elder - Elesa - Ellie - Emmanuel - Flora - Gemma - Geraldo - Ghetsis - Halsey - Jeff - Jervis - Kanto fair host - Katharine - Kendrick - Kenton - Lenora - Liza - Looker - Lotus - Magikarp Salesman - Manning - Martha - Matori - Mikael - Moira - Mona - Morana - Morgan - Mr. Shaw - Mrs. Ripple - Ms. Chandler - Nanette - Okura - Pirate - Porter - Radley - Ramone - Rhoder - Rocko - Rodney - Roxie - Russet - Schwarz - Shannon - Skyla - Soren - Subway Boss Emmet - Subway Boss Ingo - Teaque - Tedesco - Tokuzō - Tony - Tony's father - Tony's mother - Ultimo - Weiss

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