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|voiceact = [[Mike Pollock]] <small>(English)</small>}}'''Drayden''' (Japanese: '''シャガ''' ''Shaga'') is the eighth and final [[Gym Leader]] in the [[Pokémon Black and White|Pokémon Black]] version only. His gym is in [[Opelucid City]] in the [[Unova]] region. Drayden specializes in {{Type|Dragon}}-Type [[Pokémon]]. He will award the player the [[Badge#Legend Badge|Legend Badge]] if the player defeats him. He is also the mayor of Opelucid City. However, in [[Pokemon Black and White|White]], he allows [[Iris]] to battle you in his place for the [[Legend Badge]].
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|voiceact = [[Mike Pollock]]<br />(English)<br />[[Masaki Terasoma]]<br />(Japanese)}}'''Drayden''' (Japanese: '''シャガ''' ''Shaga'') is the eighth and final [[Gym Leader]] in the [[Pokémon Black & White Version|Pokémon Black]] version only. His gym is in [[Opelucid City]] in the [[Unova]] region. Drayden specializes in {{Type|Dragon}}-Type [[Pokémon]]. He will award the player the [[Gym Badges#Legend Badge|Legend Badge]] if the player defeats him. He is also the mayor of Opelucid City. However, in White, he allows [[Iris (game)|Iris]] to battle you in his place for the Legend Badge.
   
 
==Sprites==
 
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==In the anime==
 
==In the anime==
Drayden made his first unofficial appearance in a flashback of Iris in [[BW036: Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster!]]. He congratulated Iris for her victory and gladly accepted a challenge from her. (Iris having said: "The next battle's our 100th win and it would be awesome to win against a Dragon Master at the same time.")
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Drayden made his first unofficial appearance in a flashback of [[Iris (anime)|Iris]] in [[BW036: Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster!|Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster!]]. He congratulated Iris for her victory and gladly accepted a challenge from her. (Iris having said: "The next battle's our 100th win and it would be awesome to win against a Dragon Master at the same time.")
   
However, he appeared to be a very formidable opponent winning in just one move. Drayden and [[Elder (Dragon Village)|The Elder]] exchanged a knowing look, implying he was the one who asked The Elder to give Axew to Iris when she starts her journey.
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However, he appeared to be a very formidable opponent winning in just one move. Drayden and [[Elder (Dragon Village)|The Elder]] exchanged a knowing look, implying he was the one who asked The Elder to give [[Iris' Axew|Axew]] to Iris when she starts her journey.
   
 
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|type = dragon
 
|type = dragon
 
|nameline = [[Drayden's Druddigon|Druddigon]]
 
|nameline = [[Drayden's Druddigon|Druddigon]]
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|info = Druddigon battled against [[Iris' Dragonite]] in [[BW103]] as Drayden's final Pokemon. He overpowered [[ThunderPunch]] with Dragon Claw, and blocked [[Flamethrower]] with [[Flash Cannon]]. When Dragonite attempted to use anothe [[ThunderPunch]] he perplexed Dragonite with Double Team. [[Ice Beam]] was a direct hit, but Druddigon surprisingly took virtually no damage. When Dragonite launched a [[Dragon Rush]], Druddigon caught him by the throat and ended the match with Dragon Tail.
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|info = Druddigon battled against [[Iris' Dragonite]] in [[BW103: Drayden Versus Iris: Past, Present, and Future!|Drayden Versus Iris: Past, Present and, Future!]] as Drayden's final Pokemon. He overpowered [[ThunderPunch]] with Dragon Claw, and blocked [[Flamethrower]] with [[Flash Cannon]]. When Dragonite attempted to use anothe [[ThunderPunch]] he perplexed Dragonite with Double Team. [[Ice Beam]] was a direct hit, but Druddigon surprisingly took virtually no damage. When Dragonite launched a [[Dragon Rush]], Druddigon caught him by the throat and ended the match with Dragon Tail.
 
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*His Japanese Leader title is スパルタン メイヤー / Suparutan Meiyaa.'' "Spartan Mayor."''
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*Drayden slightly resembles [[Reshiram]], while Iris resembles [[Zekrom]].
*Drayden slightly resembles [[Reshiram]], while [[Iris]] resembles [[Zekrom]].
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*Drayden is Iris' mentor and he plans to let her run the Gym when he retires (only in Black).
*Drayden is Iris' mentor and he plans to let her run the Gym when he retires (in White).
 
*His name slightly resembles the word dragon.
 
 
*He offers to teach [[Draco Meteor]] to the player after the [[Elite Four]] have been defeated the first time in White.
 
*He offers to teach [[Draco Meteor]] to the player after the [[Elite Four]] have been defeated the first time in White.
* Drayden and Iris use the same teams but have differences in gender and the ability of their Druddigon. Drayden has an all-male team with a Rough Skin Druddigon, while Iris has an all-female team with a Sheer Force Druddigon.
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*Drayden and Iris use the same teams but have differences in gender and the ability of their Druddigon. Drayden has an all-male team with a Rough Skin Druddigon, while Iris has an all-female team with a Sheer Force Druddigon.
* In Pokemon Black and White, Iris and Drayden's Haxorus was underleveled as Fraxure does not evolve until Level 48. This was changed in Pokemon Black 2 and White 2, with Drayden's Haxorus matching the exact level it needs to evolve from a Fraxure.
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*In Pokémon Black and White, Iris and Drayden's Haxorus was underleveled as Fraxure does not evolve until Level 48. This was changed in Pokemon Black 2 and White 2, with Drayden's Haxorus matching the exact level it needs to evolve from a Fraxure.
* He does not battle Ash as the eighth and final Gym Leader of Unova in the anime, as his gym is closed.
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*He did not battle Ash as the eighth and final Gym Leader of Unova in the anime, as his gym is closed.
* He is the oldest final Gym Leader yet being older than Kanto's Giovanni and Blue, Johto's Clair, Hoenn's Juan and Sinnoh's Volkner.
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*He is the oldest final Gym Leader in the games.
* Before it was revealed that Drayden was Iris' mentor, some fans believed that he was her father.
 
   
 
==Gallery==
 
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Latest revision as of 18:36, September 15, 2014

Drayden
(シャガ Shaga)
Drayden
"Spartan Mayor"
General
Hometown Opelucid City
Region Unova
Badge Legend Badge
Preferred Type Dragon
Friends

Unknown

First Appearance

Pokémon Black and White

Voice actor

Mike Pollock
(English)
Masaki Terasoma
(Japanese)

Class: Gym Leader
Drayden (Japanese: シャガ Shaga) is the eighth and final Gym Leader in the Pokémon Black version only. His gym is in Opelucid City in the Unova region. Drayden specializes in Dragon-Type Pokémon. He will award the player the Legend Badge if the player defeats him. He is also the mayor of Opelucid City. However, in White, he allows Iris to battle you in his place for the Legend Badge.

SpritesEdit

BW battle sprite


B2W2 battle sprite


VS. Sprite
DraydenBWsprite
DraydenBWsprite
VSDrayden

In the animeEdit

Drayden made his first unofficial appearance in a flashback of Iris in Iris and Excadrill Against the Dragon Buster!. He congratulated Iris for her victory and gladly accepted a challenge from her. (Iris having said: "The next battle's our 100th win and it would be awesome to win against a Dragon Master at the same time.")

However, he appeared to be a very formidable opponent winning in just one move. Drayden and The Elder exchanged a knowing look, implying he was the one who asked The Elder to give Axew to Iris when she starts her journey.

PokémonEdit

In the gamesEdit

Pokémon Black and WhiteEdit

Fraxure BW
Fraxure
 Type Dragon 
Druddigon BW
Druddigon
 Type Dragon 
Haxorus BW
Haxorus
 Type Dragon 
[[File:{{{P4}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P4}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
[[File:{{{P5}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P5}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
Lv. 41 Lv. 41 Lv. 43 Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Rivalry Ability: Rough Skin Ability: Mold Breaker Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: None Item: None Item: None Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Dragon Dance Chip Away Dragon Dance - - -
Dragon Rage Revenge Slash - - -
Dragon Tail Dragon Tail Dragon Tail - - -
Assurance Night Slash Assurance - - -


Pokémon Black 2 and White 2Edit

Gym Battle

Druddigon BW
Druddigon
 Type Dragon 
Flygon BW
Flygon
 Type Ground Type Dragon 
Haxorus BW
Haxorus
 Type Dragon 
[[File:{{{P4}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P4}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
[[File:{{{P5}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P5}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
Lv. 46 Lv. 46 Lv. 48 Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: Rough Skin Ability: Levitate Ability: Mold Breaker Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: - Item: - Item: Sitrus Berry Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
Crunch Earth Power Dragon Dance - - -
Revenge Crunch Assurance - - -
Dragon Tail Dragon Tail Dragon Tail - - -
Slash Rock Slide Slash - - -

Druddigon BW
Druddigon
 Type Dragon 
Flygon BW
Flygon
 Type Ground Type Dragon 
Altaria BW
Altaria
 Type Dragon Type Flying 
Haxorus BW
Haxorus
 Type Dragon 
[[File:{{{P5}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P5}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 50 Lv. 52 Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: - Ability: Levitate Ability: - Ability: - Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: Sitrus Berry Item: - Item: - Item: Sitrus Berry Item: ? Item: ?
Crunch Earth Power Fire Blast Dragon Dance - -
Revenge Crunch Dragon Pulse X-scissor - -
Dragon Tail Dragon Tail Cotton Guard Dragon Tail - -
Rock Slide Rock Slide Sing Shadow Claw - -

Second Battle (World Tournament)
Haxorus BW
Haxorus
 Type Dragon 
Altaria BW
Altaria
 Type Dragon Type Flying 
Druddigon BW
Druddigon
 Type Dragon 
[[File:{{{P4}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P4}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
[[File:{{{P5}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P5}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
[[File:{{{P6}}}_BW.gif|link={{{P6}}}]]
[[]]
 Type 
Lv. 50 - Lv. 50 - Lv. 50 - Lv. ? - Lv. ? - Lv. ? -
Ability: - Ability: Natural Cure Ability: - Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown Ability: Unknown
Item: - Item: - Item: - Item: ? Item: ? Item: ?
- - - - - -
- - - - - -
- - - - - -
- - - - - -


In the animeEdit

Pokémon Information
Drayden Haxorus
Haxorus battled Iris' Excadrill, who had a 99 win streak, but Haxorus still won effortlessley with a single blow.
Haxorus
Pokémon Information
Drayden's Druddigon
Druddigon battled against Iris' Dragonite in Drayden Versus Iris: Past, Present and, Future! as Drayden's final Pokemon. He overpowered ThunderPunch with Dragon Claw, and blocked Flamethrower with Flash Cannon. When Dragonite attempted to use anothe ThunderPunch he perplexed Dragonite with Double Team. Ice Beam was a direct hit, but Druddigon surprisingly took virtually no damage. When Dragonite launched a Dragon Rush, Druddigon caught him by the throat and ended the match with Dragon Tail.
Druddigon

TriviaEdit

  • Drayden slightly resembles Reshiram, while Iris resembles Zekrom.
  • Drayden is Iris' mentor and he plans to let her run the Gym when he retires (only in Black).
  • He offers to teach Draco Meteor to the player after the Elite Four have been defeated the first time in White.
  • Drayden and Iris use the same teams but have differences in gender and the ability of their Druddigon. Drayden has an all-male team with a Rough Skin Druddigon, while Iris has an all-female team with a Sheer Force Druddigon.
  • In Pokémon Black and White, Iris and Drayden's Haxorus was underleveled as Fraxure does not evolve until Level 48. This was changed in Pokemon Black 2 and White 2, with Drayden's Haxorus matching the exact level it needs to evolve from a Fraxure.
  • He did not battle Ash as the eighth and final Gym Leader of Unova in the anime, as his gym is closed.
  • He is the oldest final Gym Leader in the games.

GalleryEdit

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