For the variant appearing in the games, see Factory Head Noland.

Factory Head Noland is a character appearing in the anime series, who is the Frontier Brain of the Battle Factory in the Battle Frontier in the Hoenn region.


Noland is medium height and quite muscular. He has short spiky brown hair and quite prominent eyebrows over his small dark eyes. He wears a puffy crimson red cap, a long greyish/white sleeveless coat which he leaves open over a sleeveless black shirt tucked into black trousers with a belt, and crimson red shoes which he tucks his trouser legs into.


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Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire

He befriended an Articuno at some point, which he used to battle Ash's Charizard. He flies with Articuno every night in his plane. He is an aviator and he fails every time, which is the reason why he has befriended Articuno. He was on one of his nightly flights and he saw a bird Pokémon hurt; that bird Pokémon was falling down from the sky. He realized that bird Pokémon was Articuno and he had to save it. So he made Articuno fly on his wing and saved Articuno. Articuno liked him and they became friends. His assistant at the factory questioned him why he did not catch Articuno, but Noland has never given him a proper answer.

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Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl

Noland appeared in a flashback with his Articuno when Ash recalled his journey to earn every symbol from the Battle Frontier.[1]


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See also

Factory Head Noland (Adventures)