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Cress
(コーン Koon)
Cress
"Triple Trouble!"
General
Hometown Striaton City
Region Unova
Family Cilan and Chili (brothers)
Badge Trio Badge
Preferred Type Water
First Appearance

Black and White

Class: Gym Leader

Cress is one of the famous Striaton City Gym Leader trio, along with his brothers, Cilan and Chili. Out of Grass, Fire, and Water-types, Cress prefers Water. If the player picks Tepig as his/her Starter Pokémon, Cress will battle the player at the Striaton City Gym with his Panpour. He will award the player the Trio Badge if the player defeats him.

Appearance

He's a tall, slender young man with blue hair that covers one of his eyes and blue eyes. He wears wears the same white shirt, black vest, black pants, white apron, and brown shoes with golden buckles as his brothers while wearing a blue bowtie.

Personality

In the games, he's cool and collected.

Biography

Games

Black and White

In Black and White, Cress is the first Gym Leader in Unova, but only if Tepig is chosen as the starter Pokémon. When the Gym Leaders are recruited by Bianca to battle Team Plasma, she could not reach the trio due to being late.

Black 2 and White 2

In Black 2 and White 2, he is no longer a Gym Leader. If Memory Link is used, it is shown in a flashback that the trio begin to question their strength after being unable to battle Team Plasma, as general opinion is that it needs the three of them to make a good trainer, and discuss what needs to be done to correct that. Suddenly the Shadow Triad assaults them on a "whim", and both sides engage in a Battle. However the Shadow Triad easily defeats the Gym Leaders, which makes them leave so as to check on the other Gym Leaders that can be a true threat. The humiliating defeat, makes them admit they can only succeed as a trio. They then decide to resign as Gym Leaders and restart their training from scratch, so that eventually one of them can become a recognized trainer, then when their strengths match each other again, they can be a trio of Gym Leaders once more. They then think on who will be the new Gym Leader.

Manga

Main article: Cress (Adventures)


Anime

Main article: Cress (anime)

He battled against Ash as well in the anime because Ash wanted to battle all three of the Trio. However, Cress defeated Ash's Pikachu using his powerful and strategic Panpour. His English Voice Actor is Tom Wayland.

Cress reappeared in BW060, where he informed Cilan over the phone of the reason why Chili was not at the Gym. Contrary to what Chili had said, he had not left in order to study but ran away. Chili had asked him the night why he kept losing. Cress had told him he focused too much on offense with little consideration to defense. As he feared, Chili took it as an insult and ran away. Cress was pleased when Cilan told him he would help Chili with his battle style and help get his confidence back and thanked him for it.

He reappeared once again in Survival of Striation Gym with Chili to ask Cilan for help as an Ice-type trainer wanted take their gym. Cress and Chili revealed that they, along with Cilan, have joined their hearts as one since they were kids.

Sprites

BW battle sprite


VS. Sprite


B2W2 battle sprite
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VSCress
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Pokémon

Games

Black and White

Lillipup BW
Lillipup
 Type Normal 
Panpour BW
Panpour
 Type Water 
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[[]]
 Type 
[[File:{{{P4}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P4}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
[[File:{{{P5}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P5}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
Lv. 12 Lv. 14 Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Pickup Ability: Gluttony Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: ? Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Work Up Work Up - - - -
Helping Hand Lick - - - -
Odor Sleuth Fury Swipes - - - -
Bite Water Gun - - - -


Black 2 and White 2

Basculin-Red-Striped BW
Basculin
 Type Water 
Slowking BW
Slowking
 Type Water Type Psychic 
Simipour BW
Simipour
 Type Water 
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[[]]
 Type 
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[[]]
 Type 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
Lv. 65 Lv. 65 Lv. 67 Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Reckless Ability: Thick Fat Ability: Gluttony Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: Muscle Band Item: Leftovers Item: Life Orb Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Aqua Tail Scald Scald - - -
Double-Edge Psychic Ice Beam - - -
Ice Beam Flamethrower Crunch - - -
Swagger Calm Mind Work Up - - -

Voice Actors

  • English: Tom Wayland
  • Japanese: Makoto Ishii
  • Spanish: Manuel Diaz
  • Iberian Spanish: Sergio Garcia-Marin

Trivia

  • At a first glance Cress can be considered Falkner's relative due to appearance similarity.
  • His name comes from the aquatic plant Watercress.
  • Notably, the hair of Cilan, Chili, and Cress all resembles the hairstyle of the Elemental Monkeys' evolutions.

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